The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, congratulated the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, on his 75th birthday.
His congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari greets Bishop Mike Okonkwo at 75.”
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, on his 75th birthday, joining family, friends, and associates to celebrate with the Christian leader, whose commitment to serving God and humanity continues to inspire and attract people in their numbers, within and outside the country.
“The President felicitates with the Christian community and its leaders, particularly the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, for the milestone in the life of Bishop Okonkwo, affirming that his focus on God, advocacy for practical, balanced Christian living, and large-heartedness has influenced many lives, and brought succor to innumerable people.
“As the Patron and Founder of the Empowerment for the Less Privileged Foundation, President Buhari notes, with appreciation, the contribution of the Christian leader to lifting many out of poverty, strides in tackling diseases and other health challenges, while providing opportunities for many to get an education through scholarships and vocational training.
“The President prays that the light in the life of the Presiding Bishop of TREM will continue to shine and that he be endued with good health, strength, and longer life.”