Adeboye speaks as Dere Awosika, Tony Rapu attend service of songs for Wigwe

Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Enoch Adeboye

General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Thursday described the late banker Herbert Wigwe as a “fine gentleman” and “remarkable individual”.

Adeboye spoke at the combined service of songs for Wigwe, his wife, Doreen and their son, Chizi, which was held at the RCCG Resurrection Parish, Lekki, Lagos.

The trio died in a helicopter crash in the United States on February 9 alongside businessman Abimbola Ogunbanjo and two crew members.

Pastor in charge of Region 11 of RCCG Charles Pande read Adeboye’s condolence message at the service.

It read, “Dr Wigwe was not only an accomplished professional but a fine gentleman, possessing a prodigious intellect, admirable personal qualities and business acumen. His dedication to philanthropy, nation-building, advocacy for children’s literacy and love for the arts made him a remarkable individual.

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“More importantly, his commitment to the Christian faith and active involvement in spreading the gospel were exemplary. We share in your profound grief during his challenging time. The void left by Dr Herbert will be felt and his absence deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.”

Some dignitaries at the service of songs include businessman, Aliko Dangote; Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede; senior pastor of This Present House, Tony Rapu; lead pastor of the Trinity House Church, Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo; senior pastor of the House On The Rock church, Paul Adefarasin and his wife, Pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin and a former Access Bank chairman, Dere Awosika.

Last month, Adeboye paid a condolence visit to Wigwe’s parents Pastor Shyngle Wigwe and wife Stella.