Buhari greets Adeboye at 78
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, joined the Nigerian Christian community in celebrating General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adejare Adeboye at 78.
Buhari, while saluting his dedication to God, welfare of the church and consistency in preaching and living the gospel for many years, also 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.
Adeboye became the General Overseer of the Church which was founded in 1952, in 1981, after the death of the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Oluwafemi Akindayomi, growing the Church which now has branches in about 185 countries
Adeboye started his career in the Church as an English Language translator to the founder of the RCCG, after being ordained in 1975.
Buhari, in the statement signed by Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, 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.
President Buhari notes, with delight, the extensive contributions of Pastor Adeboye to the growth of the country, especially his forthrightness in telling the truth to leaders, regular mobilization 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.
President Buhari therefore, prayed that the “Almighty God will grant Pastor Adeboye longer life, good health and more wisdom to continue sharing the love of Christ.”
Tony Ailemen, Abuja