Family of late Ibidun Ajayi–Ighodalo has released a statement announcing her death on Sunday, June 14.
The statement reads;
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.
As you will understand, this is a difficult time for our families and we will appreciate some privacy during this time. All information of burial proceedings will be provided in due course.
MDB earlier reported that Pastor Ibidunni Ighodalo died age at 39 of cardiac arrest around 2am at her hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, husband of late Ibidunni also confirmed the news while officiating at the funeral of Biola Okoya’s son, Deji, on Sunday morning.
He said he received a call about the death of his wife, that shattered his life, at about 2am.
Pastor Ituah during the burial spoke about life and how fickle it is, saying;
If anyone had told me that this is how today would be, I would have said it is not possible.
She died in the early hours of Sunday inside her hotel room in Port Harcourt, Rivers state where she was working on a COVID-19 related project.
Late Ibidunni Ajayi-Ighodalo until her death was a renown event planner who successfully managed her event company, Elizabeth R.
She was an ex-beauty Queen who was Miss Lux – the maiden face of Lux Soap over a decade ago.
Ibidun Ighodalo was the founder of Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), a non-profit organisation she started to raise awareness about infertility and to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination.
She started the foundation after being told by doctors that she could not get pregnant without being medically assisted.
However, she went through 11 IVFs which came out unsuccessful and eventually adopted her two children – Keke and Zenan.
She is survived by her husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, children and her family.