This post is on the Biography and profile of Dame Patience Jonathan, net worth of Nigeria’s former first lady and wife to former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan.
Dame Patience Jonathan, born in 1957 to Chief Lazarus Iwari-Oba in Port-harcourt, Rivers State is the wife of Good luck Jonathan, the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dame Patience Jonathan finished her primary education in 1976, obtaining her West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) in 1980. She then proceeded to the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt where she obtained a National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Biology in 1989. After that, she also gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt where she studied Biology and Psychology.
Patience Jonathan, taught at Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt. She was also an administrator at the Sports Institute Isake before she worked in a bank. It was on record that in 1997, Dame Patience Jonathan established Akpo Community Bank, the first community bank to be established in Port-Harcourt. After working for some time in the bank, Dame Patience Jonathan went back to the school where she taught for some time before she was transferred to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, where she worked before her husband became the Deputy Governor of the state in the year 1999.
She became popular when her husband became Governor of Bayelsa State from 2001 to 2007. Again her husband became the Vice president of Nigeria and subsequently the President when President Umaru Musa Yar’adua died. This however made her the first lady of the federal republic of Nigeria, a position she held until the 2015 elections when her husband, the incumbent President lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress.
She is also known as Mama Peace because of her Charisma and way she approaches issues. She and her husband has two children. Patience Jonathan was involved in an alleged controversy during the crisis that saw over 230 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria.
Dame Patience Jonathan Net Worth
Much is not known on the net worth of Patience Jonathan but she is wealthy and has investments especially in Nigeria that are worth millions of naira