Enoch Adejare Adeboye, a Nigerian pastor, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos is today celebrating his 80th birthday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday joined members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Christian community, particularly clergymen in Nigeria and abroad, in celebrating with Pastor Enoch Adeboye on the occasion of his 80th birthday, March 2, 2022.
Buhari’s celebratory message is contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari rejoices with Pastor E.A. Adeboye on 80th birthday.’
According to Adesina, “President Buhari felicitates with the wife, Pastor Foluke Adeboye, family members, friends, and relations as the General Overseer turns an octogenarian, with clear evidence of walking the path of a righteous man by dedicating his life to the service of God, and humanity.
“The President recalls his private and public meetings with the renowned preacher and teacher of the Bible over many years, most remarkably the visit when he was recuperating in London, 2017, appreciating Pastor Adeboye’s warmth and friendliness, which he also extends to leaders and others from all walks of life.”
On the cleric’s 80th birthday, Buhari said he believes Adeboye’s contributions to the betterment of Nigeria and other countries stand out clearly as testimonies of his divine calling, impacting greatly on education, health, and infrastructural development, which include many urban and rural roads.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has hailed General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
The respected cleric clocked 80 years on Wednesday. In a statement, Atiku described Adeboye as a distinguished and rare breed preacher of the Christian faith.
The Wazirin Adamawa called the celebrant an uncommon shepherd and a father figure, who by exemplary acts teaches his followers to live purposefully.
“Pastor Adeboye is a great man worthy of emulation, an astute teacher, an excellent coach and an exceptional role model who has inspired millions across the world and continues to be a shining light of the Christian faith,” he said.