Updated: March 2, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Ikedife family as well as the government and people of Anambra State on the death of their illustrious son, Dr Dozie Ikedife.
The President also commiserated with Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the passing of the former President-General of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural group.
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“The President joins them in mourning the veteran obstetrician and gynaecologist who spent over fifty years of his life as a medical practitioner, working bravely to save countless lives in the country and charting new developments in the medical field through research.
“As a medical practitioner, respected community leader and political actor, President Buhari believes that Dr Ikedife will be sorely missed and honoured for his commitment to the development of his community, devotion to his professional calling, zeal for democratic values and passion for the preservation of Igbo ethos and tradition.
“The President hopes that family, friends, associates and the many doctors trained by the elder statesman find comfort and inspiration in his diligence and generosity of heart of giving his best to humanity.
“The President prays God to grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort all who mourn him,” presidential spokesman Femi Adesina wrote.