President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the Ikedife family as well as the government and people of Anambra State on the death of their illustrious son, Dr Dozie Ikedife.
According to his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also commiserates with Ohanaeze Ndigbo on the passing of the former President-General of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural group.
“The President joins them in mourning the veteran obstetrician and gynaecologist who spent over fifty years of his life as a medical practitioner, working bravely to save countless lives in the country and charting new developments in the medical field through research.
“As a medical practitioner, respected community leader and political actor, President Buhari believes that Dr Ikedife will be sorely missed and honoured for his commitment to the development of his community, devotion to his professional calling, zeal for democratic values and passion for the preservation of Igbo ethos and tradition.
“The President hopes that family, friends, associates and the many doctors trained by the elder statesman find comfort and inspiration in his diligence and generosity of heart of giving his best to humanity.
“The President prays God to grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort all who mourn him.”
Also, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed sadness over the death of the former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the late Dr. Dozie Ikedife, describing it as a grave loss to Ndigbo and the nation.
Reacting to the development, Ekweremadu noted also described the late surgeon as a patriot and medical practitioner per excellence.
“He was a patriot and tested leader, who was deeply committed to fatherland.
“As President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, he not only advanced the Igbo cause, but also championed the struggle for a just and equitable society where no man or woman is oppressed.
“He was a fine gentleman and firebrand in one. He has fought a good fight and history will be kind to him. May his soul rest in perfect peace”, the lawmaker stated.
Ekweremadu prayed God to grant the late Ohanaeze chieftain’s family, the good people of Anambra State, Ndigbo, and the nation the fortitude to bear the irreversible loss.