President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola
Saraki, on Friday, expressed sadness over the
death of the former president-general of Ohanaeze
Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife
The prominent Igbo
leader died on Tuesday evening at the age of 88.
Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser
(Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja,
described the deceased as a “colossus in the
field of medicine, who used his expertise to the
benefit of his people, in particular, and the country
He noted that the late Ikedife contributed
immensely to the development of medical
practice in the country.
Saraki saluted him for being a blessing to his
community, state, country and the world in
general both as a surgeon and an administrator.
The President of the Senate also commiserated
with the immediate family of the deceased,
Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the people and Government
of Anambra State over the loss. He urged them to
take solace in the fact that the late Ikedife lived a
He prayed God to grant the departed soul eternal
bliss, and his loved ones the fortitude to bear the