President Muhammadu Buhari was full of praise to the General-Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for his contribution to the growth of the country.
Buhari, in his congratulatory message to Adeboye on his 78th birthday anniversary, also extended greetings to all RCCG members and the family of the clergyman.
The Special Adviser (SA) on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, delivered the message of the president to Adeboye that he always say the truth to leaders.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins the Christian community in celebrating General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, at 78, saluting his dedication to God, welfare of the church and consistency in preaching and living the gospel for many years.
“The President felicitates with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), members of Pastor Adeboye’s family, which includes 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 picto 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,” the statement said