Jonathan, Atiku congratulate Omokri on birth of daughter

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar have congratulated a former presidential aide Reno Omokri on the birth of his daughter.

Mr Omokri, 47, an ex-special assistant on media to Mr Jonathan named his daughter Ebele after the ex-president.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Jonathan said it was an honour to have the child named after him.

“I congratulate a dear younger brother, Reno Omokri, and his wife, on the birth of their daughter very early this morning,” he said.

“I am very grateful that the couple have chosen to name their daughter Ebele, after me, as an honour.

“I thank God for the safe delivery and that mother and child are healthy and thriving.

“May Ebele grow up in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man. In Christ’s Name.”

Atiku, in a tweet, prayed that the child would have a loyal spirit like her father.

He said: “I congratulate @renoomokri and his wife on the birth early this morning of their daughter, Ebele, named after former President @GEJonathan.

“Reno has always shown a loyal spirit and when he offers friendship, that relationship is solid. I pray that his newborn child will display this virtue that her father epitomises.

“Once again, congratulations and may Almighty Allah bless mother and child.”

Omokri is described as only one of three spokesmen who remained loyal to Jonathan after his departure from office in 2015.