Barely few days to the presidential election, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has urged Nigerians to embraced peace, as he prayed to God to give the nation peace.
At the 5th Adeboye annual birthday lecture, delivered by Emeritus Prof. Michael Omolewa, to herald the 77th birthday of the general overseer of RCCG on March 2, his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, led participants at the J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos, to urge the ‘Prince of Peace’ to enthrone peace in the country.
Mrs Adeboye, who represented her husband at the event, said: “Nothing can be done with-out the Prince of Peace. If there is any of us in this country who wants peace to abide with him and has not accepted Christ, please do now and cry unto Jesus to give us peace in accordance with the lecture we have just received, ‘Peace: The Global Quest.”
Earlier, Omolewa reeled out the nature of peace, categories of peace, challenges to peace and the advantages of sustainable peace, stressing that the search for peace started from creation, with the expulsion of Adam from the Garden of Eden.
He said: “After the civil war, the search for permanent peace in the country continues. All over the world, there remains the challenge of having peace. But, there can only be an enduring peace when the Prince of Peace steps into the human situation.
“There is only one solution to the unrest in our minds and lives, and that is by surrendering our lives to the Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, repenting of our sins and iniquities, accepting His only begotten Son as personal Saviour and Lord of our lives.”
Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Babajide Familoni, compared the occasion of the return of the Ark of God in the Bible to the institution. She said because of the blessings significant with the ark, the institution is willing to play host to the event yearly.
In his remarks, the Convener, Pastor Tunji Onileaja, on behalf of RCCG’s Elders Consultative Forum, said those who are close to RCCG’s general overseer will agree that pastor Adeboye and his wife are lovers of peace.