Michael Agbo Idibia, the father of Nigerian pop singer, Tuface Idibia, is dead.
Mr Idibia died in an unnamed hospital in Abuja after battling with cancer.
The deceased had been battling prostate cancer for over year. He was an alumnus of Kansas State University, USA; and retired from the Ministry of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.
Confirming his death, the family, in a press statement issued Saturday night, said, “With sadness in our hearts, but with gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the passing on of our father, brother, uncle and in-law, Mr. Michael Agbo Idibia, a native of Okpokwu Edumoga in Benue State.
“He is survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Owoyi Idibia, children: Steven Idibia, Innocent ’2face’ Idibia, Hyacinth Idibia and Oche Idibia, grand-children, and siblings.”
The late Mr. Idibia’s burial arrangements will be announced soon, the family said.