Reports emanating from the Presidential Villa said Wife of Nigeria’s President ,Patience Jonathan on Sunday held a special thanksgiving service at the Aso Rock Chapel during which she confirmed that she had actually taken ill and ‘passed out for more than a week’.The service was to mark her return from medical trip overseas.
Patience reportedly said:
“It was not an easy experience for me.
“I actually died.
“I passed out for more than a week.
“My intestine and tummy were opened.
“I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his.
“My doctors said all hope was lost.
“It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria.
“God woke me up after seven days.
“I know that some people somehow leaked the information that I was dead.
“They are people that I trust and rely on.
“To them, I was dead and I would never return to the country alive.
“Some of them even sold my things off.
“I won’t say everything here.
“It is the Lord’s doing that I returned alive.
“When God says yes, nobody can say no.
“People are always afraid of operation (surgery).
“But in my own case, while my travail lasted, I was begging for it (surgery) after the third operation because I was going to the theatre everyday.
“It was God who saw me through.
“I did eight or nine operations within one month.
“It was not an easy one.
“The day I came back, I said God I have nothing to say, I offer myself to you.
“I will be doing things that will touch the lives of the less privilege.
“God gave me a second chance because I reached there.
“He knew I had not completed the assignments He gave me, that was why I was sent back.”
With reports from The Eagle Online