Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reacted to the demise of Pastor Dare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG).
Naija News had reported earlier that Adeboye died while resting at his house in Eket, Akwa Ibom State where he based with his family. The deceased who is a son to Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the church general overseer, died at age 42.
Commiserating with the family on Friday in Makurdi, Governor Ortom expressed shock and sadness over the sad development. The governor in a statement made available to newsmen through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase, described the demise of the young and vibrant pastor as a huge loss to RCCG and the entire Church in Nigeria.
The statement read: “On behalf of the Government and people of Benue State, I console the father of the deceased, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and encourage him to take solace in the fact that his son followed his footsteps in the service of God and died as a servant of the Lord,”
Governor Ortom further revealed that condolences and tributes from Nigerians home and abroad, who knew Pastor Dare Adeboye attested to his good reputation as a man who was truly loved by the people.
He prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the painful loss.
Meanwhile, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) announced on Friday the burial activities of late Pastor Dare Adeboye, Naija News reports.