Ibidunni Ighodalo the wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo is dead. She died of heart attack this morning in her hotel room in Port Harcourt.
A source close to the family told Pulse that Ighdalo traveled to Port Harcourt on Friday, June 12 for work.
She was 39 and was to mark her 40th birthday on Sunday, July 19.
“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,” a statement from the Ighodalo family read.
Just recently, she worked with one of the top banks in Nigeria to provide isolation centres in Bayelsa and Rivers State for COVID-19 patients.
She was also the founder of Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, a non-profit organisation created to raise awareness on issues about infertility. The foundation also provides grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intrauterine insemination.
It was her struggle with infertility that led her to start the foundation. In a 2018 interview, Ighodalo revealed that she underwent IVF 11 times due to pressure from in-laws and friends before deciding to adopt her daughter Keke.
Ituah Ighodalo, husband of late Ibidun found strength to officiate at the funeral of Biola Okoya’s son, Deji, this morning. Pastor Ituah spoke about life and how fickle it is. He said if anyone had told him that this is how today would be, he would have said it is not possible.