Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, is bereaved again following the death of his wife, Nomthi.
Pastor Odukoya announced the demise of his South African-born wife in a statement on Instagram on Tuesday.
According to the cleric, Nomthi, the Associate Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, died after battling cancer for two years.
“With deep regret and gratitude to God, I have to announce the passing of my wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of two years, she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.
“She gave me 11 beautiful years of marriage and two wonderful boys, who I know will be very significant in life.
“I loved her with all my heart, but who am I to fight with the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Pastor Nomthi,” the statement read.
This is the second time in 16 years that Odukoya would be bereaved as a result of the demise of his partner.
The cleric lost his first wife, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya on December 10, 2005, as a result of the Sosoliso plane crash.
He subsequently married Nomthi in 2010 and they were married for 11 years until her death on Tuesday.