The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday condoled with the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, as well as all Christians, over the death of the church’s former General Overseer, Wilson Badejo.
Rev. Badejo, who led the church between 1999 and 2009 died on Saturday at age 74.
Buhari’s condolence was contained in a statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with Foursquare Church over the death of former G.O. Rev Badejo.”
The President described the deceased as “a dedicated servant of God, who led the Foursquare Gospel Church for 10 years, and was committed to standing in the gap for not just his organization, but Nigeria as a whole.”
Similarly, the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday mourned the death of Badejo.
The governor in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described the departed clergyman as “a highly revered man of God”.
“He made a very remarkable impact in his ministerial duties while in charge as the overseer of the church and continued making impact afterward through his foundation and involvement in several humanitarian activities.
“Dr. Badejo’s death is a great loss not only to the Foursquare Gospel Church which he once headed but to many people whose lives were positively impacted by him. He was a fearless preacher of righteousness, a teacher, and a worthy mentor to many. He will be sorely missed,” Fayemi said.