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Bongos Ikwue’s Wife Josephine Ifeyinwa For Burial Next Week Friday At Otukpo, Buhari Sends Message

Josephine Ifeyinwa Bongos- Ikwue, wife of music maestro, Bongos Ikwue, will be buried on Friday, August 12 in Otukpo, Benue State, Northcentral Nigeria.

The singer’s wife passed away while receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at an Abuja hospital early last month.

She was 73 years old.

Ikwue’s wife hailed from the Ijeh Royal family in Issele –Uku Town in Delta State, but shared most of her life with the Benue-born musician.

As part of the burial programme, a service of songs was held on Friday August 5, 2022 in Abuja while a mass service would take place at the St Mary’s Catholic Church, Otukpo, Benue State on August 11.

Her remains will then be interned on Friday, August 12 in Otukpo.

Since the death, visitors have been thronging the Government Reservation Area (GRA) home of the singer in Otukpo to console him on the demise of his wife.

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment industry, particularly artistes and musicians, in commiserating with ace singer Bongos Ikwue.

In a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, Buhari condoled with family members, friends, Catholic Women Organisation, International Association of Lions Clubs and associates of the matriarch of Bongos-Ikwue’s family.

The president noted the deceased’s dedication to the service of humanity, and dedication to Church.

He also lauded her for supporting the poor and needy across the country, especially prisoners, whom she regularly visited to pray with, counsel and guide on the fear of God, and provided support for the people awaiting trial, and their families.

Buhari affirmed that her contributions to stability of her family, sense of duty in community development, and love for God will always be remembered.

The president prayed that the Almighty God would comfort the renowned musician and his family, and grant the wife and mother a peaceful rest.

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