By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Tuesday, said that the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has been a pillar of strength, symbol of Nigeria’s unity and positive force for peace and progress in the state.
The Governor expressed his gratitude to the General Overseer, whom he said: they are very grateful for the contributions made.
Nasir Eyl-Rufai expressed this when the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye came on a courtesy visit to Government House in Kaduna.
el-Rufai commiserated with the Redeemed Christian Church of God family over the recent abduction of some Pastor’s and parishioners in Kaduna State.
” We also seek your blessings and prayers, as a great man of God, to assist us with the challenges that we are facing here and the country at large,” he said.
The Governor admonished Pastor Adeboye to continue encouraging the church to expand throughout Kaduna State because the state needs their prayers and blessings.
“We appreciate your visit to Kaduna. You’re an esteemed guest at any time, but your visit in a challenging moment is a most touching gesture.
“We are grateful for your solidarity and your message of support, hope and encouragement.
“This country needs divine intervention more than at any time in its history. So, we are grateful for your prayers, we are grateful for your blessings, and we will continue to ask for more,” he added.
In his remarks, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said the country’s victory in its battle against insecurity is around the corner.
He said: He is praying for the governor, Kaduna State and the country at large.
Pastor Adeboye said he has known the governor for many years, describing him as a tender-hearted man and that many who might be criticizing him now will later see the other side of the story.
“We know that you have a problem that only God can solve. The problem is far beyond the abilities of any human being,” said.
He noted that, “We have known each other for years. I know the kind of person you are. I know you are tender-hearted, I know how you definitely must be feeling, particularly when the kidnappings are going on. When they begin to kidnap school children, I know how you must be feeling,” he said.
Pastor Adeboye said that “when God begins to do what He alone can do, then the world will see it and they will glorify the name of God, and many people who might be criticizing you now, will probably see the other side of the country.
He assured the governor that ‘’victory is around the corner. We are praying for you and I believe God is going to answer the prayers. I am assuring you that the Almighty God is going to fight for you, He is going to fight for Kaduna state, He is going to fight for Nigeria.’’