President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who turns 74 on Wednesday.
The President said the clergyman epitomises the virtues of honesty, humility and contentment among others which he said are the trademarks of a good believer.
Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
He commended what he described as Adeboye’s relentless efforts and sacrifices to nation building over the years.
The President prayed that God would grant the clergyman long life and more strength to carry on his good work.
The statement read in part, “President Buhari believes the revered Christian leader, who paid him a courtesy call at the Presidential Villa on February 16, 2016 and whom he had interacted with many times before, epitomises the virtues of honesty, peace, patience, contentment, humility and diligence, which are the trademarks of a good believer.
“As a Christian leader, the President commends the relentless efforts, sacrifices and the grace of God upon the life of the General Overseer, who has over the years propagated the gospel around the world, organized 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 Almighty God will grant Pastor Adeboye long life and more strength to carry on the good work.”