Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida, has commiserated with the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, on the loss his son, Dare Adeboye.
Babangida in a statement said, “the news came to me as a rude shock, but one cannot question the Almighty God for his decisions in our lives.”
The statement read further, “As mere mortals, we await our appointment with God at any point in time.
“It is not a thing we have any control of, once it is time, only God has the ultimate decision, irrespective of age.
“But the death of a young man would naturally hurt us, as one would expect our children to be around to organise our funeral.
“It is painful and very agonising to hear of this sad loss.
“As a man of God with unflinching faith in God and unimpeachable character both in your private and public conduct, I am consoled that you perfectly understand the ways of God and man.”
Babangida encouraged the Cleric, “Even though this sad loss would agitate your mind, it should serve as an additional tonic to fire your belief in service of the Almighty God.
“It should further enrich your confidence in your pastoral engagements, knowing full well, that as mere mortals, death is a necessary end.
“Do not allow this painful death of Dare, lead you to question God. The ways of man, as you often counselled, are not the same as the ways of God.
“As a servant of God who has sustained godliness and impacted on humanity by converting souls and bringing men to God, this singular shocking loss should embolden your resolve to do more for God than distract you.”
He prayed for the Adeboye family, “The Almighty God who is a seer of all, the omniscient, who created heaven and earth, would comfort you and your household.
“May you never witness such again in your days on earth.
“May the rest of children grow older to sustain your uncommon legacies in the service of God.
“On behalf of Aisha, Muha, Aminu, and Halima accept my condolence as I wish you the very best in all your human endeavours.”
“May God the Almighty grant his soul eternal rest, and the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”