Buhari greets Adeboye at 78

The President, Major General  Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has praised the “courage” of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for telling leaders the truth and spreading the gospel to many parts of Nigeria and beyond.

The President stated this in a message on Monday to congratulate Adeboye on his 78th birthday.

A State House statement by the President’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, read partly, “The President felicitates with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, members of Pastor Adeboye’s family, which include many spiritual children, within and outside the country, and his associates, commending 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 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.

“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant Pastor Adeboye longer life, good health and more wisdom to continue sharing the love of Christ.”

Also on Monday, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State congratulated  Adeboye on his 78th birthday.

In  a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor  described Adeboye as a true spiritual father whose selfless service and guidance in the Lord’s vineyard had won millions of souls for God.

He said the RCCG General Overseer had demonstrated uncommon humility and the love of God through his teaching, preaching and lifestyle.
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