Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo died early in the Sunday morning in Port Harcourt in the southeast of the country.
His family said that 39-year-old Ighodalo will celebrate the 40th birthday of next month and travel across the country to build isolation centers for coronavirus patients.
Her husband described receiving the news of death as a “call that shattered my life.”
“At 2 o’clock this morning, I received a call that shattered my life … Life is a deep mystery, no people, no matter how wise they will be able to say they understand life … Let’s face it. We can’t control most things in life …”
He also talked about finally conceiving twins and getting a quarterly abortion.
In an interview with Arise Television, “This is a rollercoaster … Emotionally draining. It is very expensive … I stopped living and I just got there … ”
“The last time I worked. I had twins, but I had a miscarriage every three months. It was very traumatic, it was something not to get pregnant, and in the end it was something else to get pregnant.”
His close friend, the famous Nigerian photographer TY Bello, told CNN that he received a message from his friend the night before he died where he was talking about his birthday plans.
“Honey, it’s the 40th day of next month,” he wrote in a WhatsApp message.
“And I want to help 40 couples have babies … That’s all I want. There’s no party. No surprise. Nothing. I just want to make 40 houses happy,” he went on to one of the last messages he wrote.
“I’ve known him since college, but it’s very comfortable. We both passed through infertility, which really brought us together,” said Bello.
Bello said to CNN: “He would give a lot. This message he sent me before he died, that is, there is nothing else to say.”
Sorrow exploded on social media because people talked about the shocks and sadness of his death. Nigerian President Buhari was among those who sent condolence messages to the family.
“The president shares the family’s pain and grief in the sudden death and praises God’s comfort for all family, friends and members of Trinity House.”