Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the wife of the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Folu Adeboye, who turns 70.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari expressed the believe that as Mrs. Adeboye, who is better known as “Mummy GO” attains the landmark age, 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 affirmed 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.
Buhari said he joins members of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christendom at large, and all well wishers in celebrating “an exemplary woman and mother, Pastor Folu Adeboye.”
The President Buhari said he and his family rejoice with Pastor Adeboye’s family and friends for the grace of service that God has bestowed on them, which is 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.
He prayed that as “Mummy GO” counts her blessings, 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.”