Ibidunni Ighodalo, the wife of a popular Nigerian pastor, Ituah Ighodalo, is dead. She died in Port Harcourt on Sunday, the family said in a statement.
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is the ounder of Trinity House,
The Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families described the death as sudden.
A statement by the families signed by Asue Ighodalo did not state the cause of the “sudden loss.”
“The Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families are deeply saddened to announce the sudden loss of our beloved wife and daughter Mrs. Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo who passed away in the early hours of today.
“As you will understand, this is a difficult time for our families and we will appreciate some privacy during this time.
“All information of burial proceedings will be provided in due course.”
In a statement, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed shock at the passage of Mrs Ibidun Itua-Ighodalo.
The President shared the pain and sorrow of the family at the sudden death, and prayed God’s comfort for the entire family, friends and members of Trinity House.
He recalled that Pastor Ighodalo is one person who faithfully prays for the country, and the government, noting that he sent him a personal letter of condolence when his former Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, passed away in April.
“Please accept my condolence. May God give you the fortitude to bear the loss, and strengthen you at this trying time,” President Buhari said.