- President Buhari has condoled with popular Lagos pastor, Ituah Ighodalo, over the demise of his wife, Ibidunni
- The Nigerian leader expressed sadness, noting that he was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs Ituah-Ighodalo
- The president prayed that God would comfort the family and give them the fortitude to bear the loss
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with popular Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, following the recent loss of his wife, Mrs Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo.
Legit.ng reports that the president condoled with Ighodalo in a statement shared on the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian presidency on Monday, June 15.
In a message of condolence to the family, Buhari expressed shock at the sudden demise of the former beauty queen who died on Sunday, June 14, saying he shares in the pain and sorrow of the family.
He went on to recall his encounter with the pastor when his former Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, passed away back in April, adding that Ighodalo sent him a personal letter of condolence.
President Buhari also prayed that the almighty God would comfort and strengthen the entire family, friends, and members of Trinity House.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ibidunni died on Sunday morning in her hotel room in Port Harcourt, where she was handling a project.
Pastor Ighodalo, who is the founder of Trinity House, confirmed that his wife died of cardiac arrest around 2am. Ibidunni, who was in her early 40s, was the boss of Elizabeth R, a leading event packaging outfit.
Following her tragic passing, the Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families have released an official statement.
The families requested privacy, describing the time as a difficult one for them, stating that details about burial arrangements will be provided in due course.
In other news, Nigeria's richest woman Folorunso Alakija has mourned the demise of Pastor Ighodalo's wife.
Reacting to Ibidunni's death, Alakija said she received the sad news with deep sorrow, adding that the deceased was like a daughter to her.
She posted on her Facebook page: "Ibidunni was like a daughter to me, she would call me 'Mama Mia'.
"The world has lost a gem and I will forever cherish the sound of her sweet voice. Rest on in the arms of our Father in Jesus Name, Amen."
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