President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock at the death of Ibidun, wife of Ituah Ighodalo, senior pastor of Trinity House Church, Lagos.
Ibidun, a former beauty queen, died in the early hours of Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers state a month to her 40th birthday.
An event planner, she was said to have been in Bayelsa and Rivers states to help with the building of isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.
In a statement, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media, said Buhari shares in the pain and sorrow of the family and prays for God’s comfort for the entire family, friends and members of the church.
He said the president recalls that Ighodalo is one person who faithfully prays for the country and the government.
He said the pastor sent him a personal letter of condolence when Abba Kyari, his former chief of staff, 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,” the president said.