President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed surprise at the death of Mrs. Ibidun Itua-Ighodalo, wife of Pastor Itua Ighodalo of Trinity House in Lagos.
President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he shared the pain and sorrow of the family at the sudden death.
The President prayed God’s comfort for the entire family, friends and members of Trinity House.
He said that Pastor Ighodalo is one person who “faithfully prays for the country, and the government” and sent him a personal letter of condolence when his former Chief of Staff, Malam 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,” Buhari said.
Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, tweeted: “Life! Ibidun Ighodalo? Just gone ……. like a candle in the wind. May God comfort our very dear Pastor Ituah and rest of family in the way that only He can in Jesus name.”
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, wrote: “So confused!! Don’t know what to write!! Ibidun you were a good friend, you supported my brand when I was very low.
You helped position the Jenifa brand, you thought me how to be classy and decent. Ha! Why? We can’t question you oh Lord! Rest in peace my beautiful sister. May God comfort Uncle’s heart.”
Popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi, said: “Your death came as a shock and it’s heartbreaking Pastor Ibidun Ighodalo but God knows the best.
Your impact can’t be forgotten. I know you are with Christ Jesus in a grand reception into His kingdom, RIP.God will comfort @pastorituahighodalo and the entire family, Amen”.