Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience returned to Nigeria on Wednesday after spending about seven weeks in a German hospital.
Mrs. Jonathan arrived arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in one of the aircraft in the Presidential Fleet.
As as soon as she touched down and alighted from the aircraft, the first lady wasted no time in denying media reports that she went abroad for cosmetic surgery. She also denied being an in-patient in a German hospital due to a terminal disease.
“I read in the media where they said I was in the hospital. God Almighty knows I have never been to that hospital. I don’t even know the hospital they mentioned.
“I have to explain what God has done for me. I do not have terminal illness, or went for any cosmetic surgery, more or less tummy tuck.
“My husband loves me as I am and I am pleased with how God created me.”
On returning from where the first lady said was not a German hospital, she was received by family and friends amidst singing and drumming by women and different cultural groups.
Mrs Jonathan appreciated the prayers of Nigerian which she said sustained her through her “period of trial”.
“I am happy to be back in Nigeria. There are a few Nigerians that are saying whatever they like, not what God planned because God has a plan for all of us.
“God has said it all that when two or three are gathered in His name, He will be with them. Nigerians gathered and prayed for me and God listened and heard their prayers, so I thank God for that.”
People eager to know where the first lady had been for the past seven weeks may have to wait as she has said nothing about it. Her media aide, Ayo Osinlu who had earlier claimed Patience Jonathan was resting abroad after the rigours of hosting the recent African First Ladies’ Summit, told journalists at the Aso rock villa that the first lady would not grant any interview because she needed to rest.