President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, have reacted to the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, the eldest son of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
EveryEvery.ng had reported that Dare Adeboye died in his sleep in Eket Akwa Ibom State, though he was neither sick nor on medications before his sudden demise (read more here).
Reacting to the heartbreaking news, President Buhari extended heartfelt sympathy to the family of Pastor Adeboye on the passing of his son. Buhari prayed that God Almighty would grant the departed rest and comfort grieving family, friends and associates.
Also, Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Osinbajo, disclosed that the VP visited Pastor Adeboye and his wife in the early hours of Thursday to commiserate with them on the demise of their son.
According to Akande, the Vice-President was accompanied by the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment.
Meanwhile, a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with Pastor Adeboye. He prayed that God would comfort and strengthen him and his family.
Many other Nigerians have taken to social media platforms to mourn the demise of the 42-year-old cleric.
In a trend on Twitter, Nigerians described the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye as sad and heartbreaking.
@SeyikingCouture “He has been a father, uncle, teacher to me and some of us. This is so painful God
. My prayer is with Pastor Adeboye family. May God comfort your family over his death. Pastor Dare, rest in peace.”
@gbemimatti “May God give Pastor Adeboye and his family the fortitude to bear this painful loss…it is well. “If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to God.”
@akinsanmi001 “Lord, we ask for courage and fortitude for the family of Pastor Adeboye at this time. Strengthen them strengthen the wife and wife of our late brother as you preserve your church.”
May his soul rest in peace.