President Muhammadu Buhari joined the Christian community to celebrate Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, general Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, aged 78.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, on Monday, the President salute Adeboye’s dedication to God, the well-being of the church and the consistency in preaching and living the gospel for many years.
President Buhari congratulated the Redeemed Christian Church of God, members of the Adeboye family, including many spiritual children, inside and outside the country, and their associates.
He also praised the positive influence the preacher had on the country and its citizens, with a wide network that greatly affects education, infrastructure and health.
The President noted with satisfaction Adeboye’s extensive contributions to the country’s growth.
He particularly cited his frankness in telling the truth to leaders, regular mobilization of his church members to civic responsibilities and tireless courage to take the gospel to all parts of Nigeria and almost every country in the world.
The President recalled his interactions with the pastor over many years, underscoring his affection, kindness and commitment to seeing good in others, while vigorously pursuing the divine vision of creating an enabling environment for worship and living the teachings of the Bible.
President Buhari prayed that Almighty God would grant Pastor Adeboye a longer life, good health and more wisdom to continue sharing Christ’s love.