Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday joined members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Christendom at large, and all well wishers in celebrating Pastor Folu Adeboye, wife of RCCG General Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, as she turns 70.
In a statement, the president’s media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president who described Mrs. Adeboye as an exemplary woman and mother, added that Buhari and his family rejoiced with Pastor Adeboye’s family and friends for the grace of service that God has bestowed on them as evident in preaching and living the truth of the gospel, counselling the young and old, and providing warmth and succour for the weak and underprivileged.
The statement added: “As Pastor Adeboye, who is better known as ‘Mummy GO’ attains the landmark age, the President believes her achievements surpass teaching and preaching on the pulpit to include living out the practical love of God, and encouraging many on the virtues of humility, knowledge and hardwork.
“President Buhari affirms that Nigeria’s greatness today among the comity of nations derives largely from the prayers and teachings of mothers like Pastor Adeboye who regularly seek the face of God on behalf of the country and its citizens, and persistently show that real success comes from adding value and bringing joy to others.
“As ‘Mummy GO’ counts her blessings, the President prays that the Almighty God will yet add to her years, and grant her good health and strength to keep living a life of service to God and humanity.”