The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Friday said the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has helped “hold Nigeria together” through his constant prayers and spiritual interventions for Nigeria.
Ajimobi made the remark while felicitating with the renowned clergyman on the occasion of his 75th birthday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka, the governor described Adeboye as a true shepherd in the “Vineyard of God.”
He stated that Adeboye had healed those with broken heart and the weary, as well as turned some to their Creator through fervent prayers, prophetic utterances and spiritual guidance.
According to Ajimobi, “Papa Adeboye’s untiring efforts at attending to the welfare and well-being of Christians have resulted in the expansion of RCCG which is undoubtedly the fastest growing church in Africa. His fatherly role has also made him a rallying point for the Christian community in Nigeria,’’ the governor remarked.
“I am particularly fascinated by Papa Adeboye uncommon humility, simplicity, brilliance and articulation, all of which have served as an inspiration to me in the running of the affairs of Oyo State.
“I have also been encouraged by his periodic visits and prayers for my government and the people of Oyo State, particularly through his regular attendance of our annual Christmas carol,’’ he said. Ajimobi also prayed God to grant the clergyman long life and sound health in his service to Nigeria and humanity.