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Patience Jonathan Biography
Dame Patience Faka Jonathan was born on 25 October 1957.
She is the former First Lady of Nigeria and the wife of former Governor of Bayelsa State and also former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
She served as a Permanent Secretary in her native Bayelsa State.
Early Life and Education
Dame Patience Faka Jonathan popularly known as Patience Jonathan, was born on 25 October 1957.
Patience Jonathan was born in Port Harcourt, where she earned her school certificate in 1976, and passed the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in 1980.
In 1989, she obtained the National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Biology from the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt.
She then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt and studied for a BEd in Biology and Psychology.
Patience Jonathan was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt
Dame Patience Jonathan Career
Dame Patience Jonathan started her career as a teacher at the Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt and at the Sports Institute, Isaka.
She then moved to the banking sector in 1997 where she served as the marketing manager of Imiete Community Bank.
After which she established the first community bank in Port Harcourt called the Akpo Community Bank. She then returned to the classroom briefly again as a teacher.
Eventually she was transferred to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, where she served until 29 May 1999, when her husband became the deputy governor of the state.
On 12 July 2012, she was appointed as permanent secretary in Bayelsa state by Henry Seriake Dickson.
The appointment was unique considering she had been on leave from the civil service for over 13 years, since her husband became deputy governor in 1999 and some critics argued it was a national embarrassment highlighting there was no merit or evidence of any recent performance to warrant a promotion to the peak of the civil service.
It is alleged that Henry Seriake Dickson was sponsored to his governorship position by her husband.
Patience Jonathan is the wife of Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria.
She and her husband have two children, which are: Arewera Adolphus Jonathan (a boy) and Aruabi Jonathan (a girl).
Patience Jonathan is the wife of former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan. Her net worth is not available.