President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the Christian community in celebrating the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, at 78.
President Buhari saluted Pastor Adeboye’s dedication to God, welfare of the church and consistency in preaching and living the gospel for many years.
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, felicitated with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, members of Pastor Adeboye’s family, which includes many spiritual children, within and outside the country, and his associates.
Buhari commended the positive influence the preacher has had on the country and its citizens, with a wide network that hugely impacts on education, infrastructure and health.
He noted, with delight, the extensive contributions of Pastor Adeboye to the growth of the country, especially his forthrightness in telling the truth to leaders, regular mobilisation of members of his church to civic responsibilities and relentless courage in taking the gospel to every part of Nigeria, and almost every country in the world.
“As the General Overseer turns 78, the President recalls his interactions with the pastor over many years, underscoring his warmth, kindness and commitment to seeing the good in others, while vigorously pursuing the divine vision of creating an enabling environment for worship and living the teachings of the Bible,” Adesina said.
He said that President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would grant Pastor Adeboye longer life, good health and more wisdom to continue sharing the love of Christ.