Former Beauty queen, Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo, has died. She was just 40.
The former Miss Lux died in her hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers state today June 14. There are reports she died of Cardiac Arrest.
Ibidun is survived by her husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the head pastor of Trinity House church, and their two adopted children, Keke and Zenan.
Until her death, she ran the popular events company, Elizabeth R and had been travelling around the country building COVID19 Isolation centres. She left Lagos for Port Harcourt on Friday June 12th for work.
Last week, Ibidun paid a visit to her father’s grave. Ibidun also helped many couples who were finding it difficult to have children through her foundation.
Her husband’s church shared a black image on their IG page this morning.
President Buhari has on Monday, 15th June, joined other Nigerians to mourn Mrs. Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said he shares the pain and sorrow of the family over the sudden death and prays 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 in the statement
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, took to her Twitter handle to express her disbelief to Ibidun’s death. She wrote “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.”
Other Nigerians including Toke Makinwa, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Debola Williams and many others have taken to social media to mourn her.