Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken about his challenges as a young pupil in primary school and said he almost dropped out of school in primary three but for the support of his late uncle, Omieworio Afeni.
Elder Omieworio Afeni, a younger brother of Jonathan's mother, Eunice, who died at the age of 87 was buried on Friday at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State after a funeral service held in St. Stephen Anglican Church, Otuoke.
Speaking during the funeral, former Nigerian leader attributed his academic success to his late uncle, saying he stood by him to continue his education.
He described his late uncle as a caring person who believed that the right thing should be done.
He said: “My uncle was a very caring person. I would have dropped out of school from primary three, but uncle stood by me to continue my education.
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