Why I don’t plan remarrying anytime soon — Ighodalo

Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and Ibidun Ighodalo

Senior pastor of Trinity House Church in Lagos Pastor Ituah Ighodalo says he is not thinking about remarrying, although he does not know what the future holds.

Ighodalo’s wife Ibidunni died on June 14, 2020, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, about 13 years after they got married.

Speaking with Media Room Hub recently, Ighodalo explained that he has decided to remain a single father while he continues to keep his late wife’s dreams alive.

He said: “I love Ibidun very much, I still love her and I gave her everything that I have. I don’t know if I have anything to give anybody again. I think it is unfair to marry somebody to whom you cannot give everything. I gave Ibidun everything that I have to give in terms of love and looking after a person. I married her intentionally to look after her.”

Asked if he planned to remarry soon, Ighodalo said, “I don’t have that energy anymore, and I don’t want my life complicated with anything, and I don’t need anything from anybody, I am okay as I am. I don’t know what will happen in 10 years or 15 years or 20 years, I don’t know but as I am now it is not anything I think or desire.”

Before her death, Ibidunni co-pastored the church with her husband. She was former Miss Lux and ran an events company, Elizabeth R.

Ibidunni, who underwent 11 failed IVF procedures, and her husband adopted two children, Unuakemonyi and Ehizenan.

Speaking on fatherhood as a widower, Ighodalo said: “There is nothing that I didn’t know when my wife was around, most of what I am doing. I did it when she was around because I was going to be a hands-on father.

“I have intensified it to compensate for the things my wife would have done. My wife helped me, she trained me well and I also helped myself because I wanted to be a hands-on father, to be as involved in their life as I could. It’s a privilege to have them in my life, it’s a privilege for me to be part of their life.”

Ighodalo carries on the legacy of his wife, particularly with Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, which was set up to create awareness on infertility and provide financial support for families to undergo IVF.