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Buhari congratulates Adeboye at 74

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, as he turns 74 years today 2.‎

Special Adviser on‎ Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina‎, in a statement said President Buhari described the revered Christian leader, as one who epitomises the virtues of honesty, peace, patience, contentment, humility and diligence, which are the trademarks of a good believer.

The president, who recalled Adeboye’s recent courtesy call on him last month at the Presidential Villa as well as their numerous interactions in the past, commended his relentless efforts, sacrifices and the grace of God upon his life.

He noted that the general overseer has over the years propagated the gospel around the world, organised large gathering of Christian worshipers and consistently counselled leaders and their citizens on living right before God.

“Besides preaching the gospel, President Buhari salutes the social and humanitarian interventions of the RCCG leader in providing health and educational services to complement the efforts of governments.

“The president prays that the God will grant Pastor Adeboye long life and more strength to carry on the good work,” the statement said.

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