Former General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Dr Wilson Badejo, is dead.
Badejo died at the age of 74 following a brief illness.
He was the church’s General Overseer between 1999 and 2009.
Rev. Yomi Oyinloye, the National Secretary of the church Rev. Yomi Oyinloye disclosed this in a statement.
The statement read in part, “Dr Badejo was a great achiever, an accomplished servant of God, a role model, a bridge builder, mentor, teacher par excellence, an apostle and respected family man.
“He was a man of many parts who was able to unlock socio-cultural gateways, and in the process successfully endeared several friends and loved ones from all walks of life across the divide.”
Oyinloye requested prayers for the family of the deceased, adding that Badejo left behind an indelible mark in the heart of every member of the church.
BUHARI CONDOLES WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CHURCH……
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent heartfelt condolences to the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, and the Christendom in general, over the death of the former General Overseer, Rev. Wilson Badejo, aged 74.
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, described the departed as “a dedicated servant of God, who led the Foursquare Gospel Church for 10 years.”
He noted that the deceased was ”committed to standing in the gap for not just his organization, but Nigeria as a whole.”
Buhari prayed that God would comfort the entire Badejo family.
He urged the family to take solace in the fact that their father, a veterinary doctor, author, cleric, and public speaker, set a standard to be emulated by all and sundry.