The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has described Pastor Enoch Adeboye as a man divinely chosen by God to lead the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Dr Obasa, who said this in a message congratulating Adeboye on his 80th birthday on Tuesday, added that Pastor Adeboye’s leadership style had resulted in massive growth, progress and expansion of the church, making him one of the most famous religious leaders across the globe.
The Speaker also thanked the General Overseer for his advice to leaders, encouragements and contributions to the efforts to have a peaceful Nigeria.
“We thank God for picking you to lead the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Today, like always, there is no doubting the fact that you were truly and divinely chosen to lead His flock,” he said.
Read the full Congratulatory message below:
Tribute To Pastor Adeboye At 80
Your humility, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, respected man of God and General Overseer of one of the largest churches in the world, is top-notch.
As you clock 80, I want to say only God could have blessed you with such an age and agility. Many people would hardly believe that you are already 80. Your physical strength remains. I have never seen you read the Bible or any other material with difficulty, and your gait confirms your strength. This proves God’s words that He would bless those He would bless. It also reminds me of how God blessed Moses in Deuteronomy 34:7 to the extent that even at 120, his eyes were not dim, and his vitality never waned. Dear Pastor Adeboye, you are blessed!
Thank you for being a foster father to a lot of Nigerians. Thank you for adding your voice at all times when issues that need your fatherly advice or words of wisdom arise. Your contributions to the efforts at having a peaceful Nigeria cannot be over-emphasised. We follow your teachings and hear your appraisal and words of encouragement.
We thank God for picking you to lead the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Today, like always, there is no doubting the fact that you were indeed and divinely chosen to lead His flock. The growth, progress and expansion of God’s work across the globe with you being the head of the RCCG are attestations to your effectiveness as a religious leader. There is no way religious leaders would be listed globally without your name in a prominent position. And to many clergy members in Nigeria, you remain a father figure, a teacher and inspiration.
You have been a source of encouragement to us in Lagos State. We thank you for always praying for us and your wise counsel. We appreciate your time because you are always there whenever we need you.
Your attainment of 80 years on earth is significant in the sense that it proves God’s love for you and for us who gain from your tutelage.
On behalf of my family, colleagues and staff of the Lagos State House of Assembly, I celebrate you on this special occasion of your 80th birthday. I also pray that God bless you with more wisdom, divine health and protection so that you can continue to be of service to Him and humanity amen.
Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly.