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Dozie Ikedife buried amid encomiums

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu), Terhemba Daka (Abuja) and Charles Ogugbuaja (Owerri)
13 December 2018   |   3:37 am
The remains of the late former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, were laid to rest yesterday at his home-town, Otolo-Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Council of Anambra State amid encomiums. Ikedife died on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his residence at the age of 88 years.

Buhari, Ohanaeze, Okorocha, others mourn
The remains of the late former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, were laid to rest yesterday at his home-town, Otolo-Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Council of Anambra State amid encomiums. Ikedife died on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his residence at the age of 88 years.

His body was committed to mother earth at about 8.00 p.m. at his family compound.Elder statesman and First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, described his death as a big loss to Ndigbo in particular and Nigeria in general.

Also, the first son of the deceased, Mr. Dozie Okedife (Jnr), said the family was consoled that their father did not bury any of his children.In his sermon, Rev. Fr. John Udemba described Ikedife as a detribalised Nigerian whose life was like a photograph, very clear, transparent and built on truth.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the family as well as the government and people of Anambra State on the death of their illustrious son, Dr. Dozie Ikedife.

In the same vein, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday mourned the death of its former President-General, Ikedife, saying his place in Igbo history was assured.

Also, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed shock over the death of Ikedife. Okorocha, who described the late Ohanaeze Ndigbo chieftain as a selfless leader when he was alive, also extended his condolences to the President of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo and his team, and the family of the deceased.”