By KEMI KASUMU
Son of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Dare Adeboye, is dead.
The DEFENDER gathered that the clergyman died in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family, on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at the age of 42.
In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, have commiserated with the parents of the deceased.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, extended his deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Also commiserating with members of the RCCG on the demise of the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, President Buhari urged them to find comfort in the teachings of the Holy Scriptures that those who have chosen to serve God faithfully will see Him as He is in eternity.
The President prayed God Almighty to grant the departed rest in His everlasting kingdom and comfort grieving family, friends and associates.
In his own condolence message, the Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi described the death of Pastor Adeboye’s son as an unfortunate development which has inflicted a wound in the hearts of family members in particular, the Christian community, all lovers of Adeboye and Nigerians in their millions.
Dr. Fayemi described Pastor Dare as a vibrant young man and committed minister in God’s vineyard, who trod the righteous path being trodden by his parents.
The governor urged Pastor Adeboye and wife to remain strong in faith in the trying time and rely on God who assuages grief.
“Our heartfelt condolences to Baba and Mama Adeboye, and the entire members of the RCCG worldwide. May the Lord heal the wound and uphold them”
“We urge them to be consoled by the fact that their departed son made an impact in his short years of existence and is resting in the blossom of the Lord.
“May God grant the entire Adeboye family, RCCG congregation the fortitude and equanimity to bear the irreparable loss”, he added.