Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

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

A statement issued in Abuja yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said  Buhari believed 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, epitomised the virtues of honesty, peace, patience, contentment, humility and diligence, which he said were the trademarks of a good believer.

The statement said: “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, 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.”