FG sponsors David Mark, four others to Vatican

President of the Senate, David Mark

Mark heads FG’s delegation to Archbishop Onaiyekan’s consecration as Cardinal

The Federal Government will sponsor a five-man delegation to be headed by the Senate President, David Mark, to the Vatican to witness the consecration of the Catholic Archbishop, John Onaiyekan, as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.

The team will also visit the Governor of  Taraba State in the German hospital.

This was contained in a statement, Friday, by the Special Adviser to the President on Media, Reuben Abati.

Mr. Abati said the other delegates are, the Chief of Staff to the President, Mike Oghiadomhe, and the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah.

Others are the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Olajumoke Akinjide, and the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa Chapel, Obioma Onwuzurumba.

The ceremony is to be performed by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Saturday.

The Archbishop, Mr. Onaiyekan’s elevation to the College of Cardinals was announced by the Vatican on October 24.

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba was involved in a plane crash recently, and had to be flown along with other passengers to Germany for treatment.

The delegation, scheduled to leave Abuja Friday, is due back on Sunday.


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  • Oh Reuben Abati, I can imagine the work you are doing is not easy and
    not good for the type of life u wanted, I can imagine how you could have
    titled your Sunday Article about this Fed Govt delegation to the
    Vatican and German Hospital to see the Pope and Gov of Tataba State, I
    pity you as you give this info to the press, A waste of Nigeria Tax
    Payers money, shame