- Iba Gani Adams, Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has commiserated with Pastors Adeboye and Abina over the deaths of their sons
- Pastor Adeboye lost his 42-year-old pastor son, Dare Adeboye, to the cold hands of death on Tuesday, May 4
- Aare Adams noted that Pastor Abina also lost his 53-year-old son on Wednesday, April 28
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Dare Adeboye.
The prominent Yoruba chieftain also condoled with Pastor Elijah Abina, the General Overseer of Gospel Faith Mission International over the death of his son, Emmanuel Abina.
Iba Adams's condolence is contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, May 10, by his media aide, Kehinde Aderemi.
Pastor Dare died at the age of 42 on Tuesday, May 4, while Emmanuel died on Wednesday, April 28, at the age of 53.
Iba Adams expressed shock that the shining light of the young Adeboye went dim at such a younger age when his spiritual strength was needed most.
"I was short of words when the news broke out that we lost Pastor Oluwadare Adeboye. It was one loss too many and I feel pained that we lost the younger Adeboye at such a time when he was still active in the service of the lord."
He described the deceased as an exemplary young man filled with the holy spirit and talent. The Yoruba chief added:
"At this grieving moment, I share in your grief and that of the Christian community all over the world, but I am sure you will definitely take solace in the words of the Lord who giveth and taketh."
He prayed to God to give Pastor Adeboye and the rest of the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Aare Adams also urged Pastor Abina to "be strong at this trying time".
Meanwhile, the Nasru-Lahi- L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, has also commiserated with Pastor Adeboye.
In a statement issued on Monday, May 10, NASFAT’s spokesman, AbdulHakeem Yusuf, said the group was shocked at Dare’s death.
Yusuf said the group prayed that God would grant the Adeboye family and the RCCG the fortitude to bear the loss.