The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo has celebrated the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye as he clocks 80.
Osibanjo paid tribute to the respected Minister of God in a personally signed statement titled ‘Tribute to Daddy G O at 80’.
The vice president described Pastor Adeboye as a unique lesson for all and sundry as his humility, integrity, and exemplary behavior remains steadfast despite his huge achievements.
Yemi Osibanjo Tribute to Pastor Adeboye
The tribute read, “Dolapo and I are honored to write this tribute to Daddy on his 80th Birthday. Very few leaders will ever have the geographical and spiritual reach of influence that Pastor E.A. Adeboye has.
“He is neither the Pope nor the leader of the free world, but he heads a denomination that, since his assumption of office as its General Overseer, has established churches in over 198 countries and territories of the world.
“He was, as early as 2008, listed by Newsweek, as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Earlier in 1998, the Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lekki, Lagos, was reported to be one of the largest Christian gatherings ever, and every year, the RCCG Conventions and Congresses have live crowds breaking that record.
“Through the years, miracles of every kind have been commonplace in his ministry. But the moral of the story is not in these achievements, but in how his behavior has remained unaffected by them.”
Quoting Mummy G.O. Adeboye, VP Yemi Osibanjo said “see how God uses your father as a smokescreen to do the miracles He wants to do.”
The vice president continued, “this realization, that “apart from Him, you can do nothing” and that “no one can receive anything that is not given to him by God,” probably explains why a man so spiritually and intellectually gifted, so revered, so respected by the high and low alike, would still be so genuinely humble, so self-effacing and so unfailingly respectful, even of his subordinates.
“His impeccable integrity, his measured speech, and action at all times, his life of many challenges, many wars, his courage, his unshaken faith, his deep love for God, through phenomenal achievements and numbing personal tragedy, are altogether the most persuasive evangelical message to all, even those of other faiths, of the grace and mercy of God in the life of the Saved.
“For us, we are extremely proud that this man of extraordinary faith, courage, and humility is one we can call our daddy.
“Daddy, Happy 80th Birthday! As your days, so shall your strength, wisdom, and favor with God in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Professor Osibanjo, prior to his post as an elected official in the country is a revered minister at the church.