The Presidency has finally confirmed that the First Lady, Patience Jonathan is currently not in the country.
A statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the media assistant to Dame Jonathan, said that the First Lady has traveled to Congo.
Adewuyi added that Mrs. Jonathan has gone to the country to join her colleagues from Africa for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Congo Assistance Foundation, established by the Congolese First Lady, Madam Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso.
He was however silent on when she is expected back in the country.
According to the statement, Mrs. Jonathan was received in Congo on arrival by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Congo Brazzaville, Princess Onipede, in the company of top Congolese officials.
It will be recalled that Mrs. Jonathan has been absent from all public events inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, since President Jonathan lost his re-election bid in the March 28 presidential election.
This has fueled speculations over her whereabouts with the presidency keeping sealed lips.