President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of the RCCG, on his 76th birthday.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Femi Adesina, commended Pastor Adeboye’s warmth and friendliness, recalling his visits to the State House, and most significantly, the historic visit in London when he was on medical vacation.
The President affirmed that the exemplary leadership provided by the servant of God has resulted in an exponential growth of the church, which directly translates into development of infrastructure, building of educational and health institutions, as well as vocational centres that have created a means of livelihood for many Nigerians.
The Statement reads in part, ”President Buhari believes Pastor Adeboye has planted seeds of the gospel that posterity will always remember, especially his divinely inspired dream of ensuring that there will be a church within every walking distance in the country.
”The President extols Pastor Adeboye for his humility, focus, discipline and sacrificial spirit of giving up his personal comfort, career and dreams, to take up the higher call of leading the Lord’s flock.
”President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant the church leader longer life, good health and more strength to propagate the word of God.”