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I’m proud to call him Daddy – Osinbajo pens down tribute to Adeboye at 80



Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has penned down tribute to General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye on birthday.

TopNaija reports that Pastor Adeboye popularly referred to as Daddy G.O turned 80-year-old today, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and has been receiving celebratory messages and gifts across the world.

In a birthday message released by Vice President, Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, he stated how proud he is to call him his Father as he is a leader with a geographical and spiritual reach of influence.

Osinbajo listed many achievements of the General Overseer dating back to 1998 when it was reported that the Holy Ghost Congress held that year was one of the largest Christian gatherings ever.

According to the Vice President, Daddy G.O has impacted many lives and ensured that the church witnessed unprecedented growth.

The vice president went further to state that despite his huge achievements, the RCCG leader has lived an exemplary life and has remained humble to date.

He said: “Dolapo and I are honoured 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 behaviour has remained unaffected by them

“It was Mummy G.O. who said to us once, ‘see how God uses your father as a smokescreen to do the miracles He wants to do’. 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 all together 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,” Osinbajo said.

“Daddy, Happy 80th Birthday! As your days, so shall your strength, wisdom and favour with God in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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