Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang of Plateau State had commiserated with the family of late Professor Alfred C. Ikeme who died recently at the age of 93 years.
Condoling with the deceased family, at his Rantya residence in Jos South Local Government Area, Governor Mutfwang in company of some top government functionaries described him as a great grandfather in the medical field.
According to him, there was time for everything under the sun. The governor pointed out, at the end of it all, what matters is to serve God and humanity.
Mutfwang urged them to take solace in God as He is the only comforter to humans when death comes calling. He prayed that the children and grandchildren would emulate the footsteps of their patriarch.
The deceased son, Dr.Philip D. Ikeme who received the governor, thanked him and his entourage who came to commiserate with them at this trying moment. Dr Ikeme said the visit has strengthened the family.
He described his father as a strict disciplinarian who served God diligently before his demise and looked after his children in all spheres of human endeavour.
Dr . Philip noted that his father lived a fulfilled life which he said called for celebration.
Before his demise, Prof. Alfred was the Founder of Foundation Medical Centre and the First Dean, Medical School, University of Jos.
The deceased left behind a wife, Veronica N.Ikeme , Dr.Philip, Arc. Okechukwu, Barr. Chikelue and Barr. Ikenna, children and grandchildren.