Osinbajo Visits Revd. Badejo, Fawehinmi Families ..Says late Foursquare General Overseer emeritus used gospel to transform lives and described late Gani’s son, “one of us”
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, was in Lagos on Saturday and visited the families of the late legal icon, Chief Gani Fawehinmi – whose son, Mohammed, just died, and the former General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, late Revd. Dr. Wilson Badejo, where he personally delivered messages of condolence.
At the Yaba residence of the Badejos, where he was received by Rev. Mrs. Yinka Badejo, the Vice President described the late Revd. Dr. Badejo, who passed on recently as “an exceptional man of God.”
Prof. Osinbajo described Revd. Badejo as a promoter of the gospel who worked for both the physical and spiritual transformation of societies.
According to the Vice President, “Rev. Badejo 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 noted that the late 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.”
Prof. Osinbajo in a short tribute he in the condolence register at the residence of Rev. Badejo, he 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,” the VP’s message read.
While praying for God to console and strengthen the family, Prof. Osinbajo also prayed to 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.
At the Ikeja residence of the Fawehinmis, Prof. Osinbajo met with the mother of Mohammed, Mrs Ganiyat Fawehinmi, and prayed for God’s comfort for her and the entire family.
He described the late Mohammed Fawehinmi as “one of us,” being a progressive and protector of the poor and less privileged.
The Vice President 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.
Prof. Osinbajo prayed that God will console the entire family of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and “grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”