Awww how sweet! First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan recently shared the secret to her maintaining her 21-year marriage to her husband, President Goodluck Jonathan, and the qualities that first made her fall in love with him.
During an interview with City People, Dame Patience revealed that she first met the love of her life while she was a student at Rivers state College of Education where she was pursuing her Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and B.Ed, and he was a lecturer at the college’s Department of Biological Sciences.
Here are some excerpts:
On the qualities that first attracted her to Goodluck Jonathan
On the secret to sustaining her 21-year marriage
The article also reveals how President Jonathan became attracted to his wife:
…Of his students, a young beautiful light-complexioned lady caught his (Goodluck) eyes. What further drew him to Patience then was that her native Okrika name Ebifaka, shortened as ‘Faka’ was same as that of his field assistant, Faka who usually brought him crab specimens from the riverine Okrika (in Rivers State) for his M.Sc. thesis. Patience’s physical attributes weren’t the only traits that endeared Jonathan to him. She was studious as a student and was conscientious in her academic work.
How romantic! 🙂