Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the late former General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria, Rev Wilson Badejo as an exceptional man of God.
He made the statement during a visit to the Yaba, Lagos residence of the Badejos, where he was received by Mrs. Yinka Badejo.
Osinbajo was said to have visited and made the comment according to a statement by Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity.
The VP said Rev. Badejo was a promoter of the gospel who worked for both the physical and spiritual transformation of societies.
“He was certainly a man of integrity, a man who served God with all his strength and a man who truly loved God and the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Osinbajo said.
He said further that Badejo “was also someone who believed that the gospel is for social transformation, besides the spiritual. And he carried the message that the gospel is meant to transform societies and the people physically, as well as spiritually. He was one of a kind.”
In the short tribute on the condolence register, Osinbajo wrote, “We bless the name of the Lord for the life and times of one of His generals, our father in the Lord, Revd. Dr. Wilson Badejo. We thank him for the great work of the gospel that he did and we now celebrate such an excellent life of service. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
While praying for God to console and strengthen the family, Prof. Osinbajo also prayed God to preserve the legacy left by the late man of God, noting that “he has left a great legacy indeed. A tremendous legacy that we are proud of.”
Late Badejo was General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church between 1999 to 2009. He died on August 7, 2021.
Prof. Osinbajo also took time out to visit the mother of Mohammed Fawehinmi, Mrs. Ganiyat Fawehinmi and prayed for God’s comfort for her and the entire family.
Mohammed Fawehinmi on Wednesday, August 11.
He described the late Mohammed Fawehinmi as “one of us,” being a progressive and protector of the poor and less privileged.
Osinbajo noted that “the late Mohammed continually identified himself with the progressives and did not diminish what concerned his father during his lifetime.
“He continually maintained very serious advocacy for the poor and the less privileged,” he said.
He prayed that God will console the entire family of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and “grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”