The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said that the country’s victory in its battle against insecurity is around the corner.
Pastor Adeboye made this known yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, days after some RCCG members were abducted in the state.
The respected cleric had announced his visit to Kaduna on his Twitter handle, when he wrote:
“Earlier today, I decided to go out of my schedule to see my children who God delivered from the den of kidnappers while they were on their way to the venue of the Lets Go Fishing exercise. To the Glory of God, they are hale and hearty.”
Adeboye disclosed that Governor El-Rufai “appealed to me to visit the State House in Kaduna to pray for the state, its people and its leadership for peace and protection after laying hands on my children who were sick. It is my prayer that the peace and kingdom of God will be established in Kaduna State.”
Adeboye had on April 8 announced that eight of his church members kidnapped by bandits on March 26 in Kaduna had regained freedom. Shortly after their release, all the abducted persons were taken to a hospital for medical check-up.
The clergyman, who said he has known the governor for many years, described El-Rufai as a tender-hearted man and that many who might be criticizing him now will later see the other side of him.
“We know that you have a problem that only God can solve. The problem is far beyond the abilities of any human being. 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.”
The General Overseer 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.’’
In his response, Governor El-Rufai commiserated with the RCCG family over the recent abduction of some pastors and parishioners in Kaduna, adding that “we 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.”