A former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, who died Tuesday night will be buried today 12th December.
A family source said the burial was according to the late elder’s wish.
Mr Dozie Ikedife (Jnr), His son, who confirmed the death, said the late Igbo Sage died at about 7:00 pm in his Nnewi residence, Anambra State on Tuesday night.
He said his father would be buried today, Wednesday at about 5:00pm in his residence,” adding that his funeral ceremony would be announced in a later date by the family.
Ikedife, popularly known by his traditional title, Ikenga Nnewi, held the revered title of Ikuku Ebu Nkpu which was bestowed on him by 14 communities in Nnewi North, Ekwusigo and Nnewi South local government areas of Anambra State.
He was a member of the 2014 National Conference and also a former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo.
Ikedife was a gynaecologist, obstetrician and researcher.
Born in 1932, Ikedife held a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) of University of London, 1958, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, (MBBS), University Glasgow, Scotland, 1959 and a Diploma in Obstetrical at the Royal College Ob-Gyn.
He attained a doctorate degree in Public Administration from World University, Tucson in 1983.
He was the Chairman, Community Council, Nnewi, (1972-1975), Honorary Commissioner for Economic Development, East Central State of Nigeria, (1975) and Honorary Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, Anambra State, (1976.)