President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday mourned the death of renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke. He described the death of the evangelist, who died at the age of 79 years, as “a great loss to Nigeria, Africa and the entire world.”
The Presidency said Buhari joined Christendom in recalling the good deeds of Bonnke, particularly his numerous crusades in Nigeria, Africa and the whole world to spread the message of Jesus Christ.
A statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, reads partly, “The President condoles with government and people of Germany, family and friends of the great preacher and teacher of the Bible, and all his co-labourers in the vineyard, praying that the good Lord will comfort all those that mourn him.
“President Buhari affirms that Bonnke’s crusades in Nigeria, across Africa and the globe strongly accentuated the message of Jesus Christ, and his vision and zeal for the salvation of souls clearly helped the world in understanding the power of love and kindness as universal language.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed preacher, believing that his legendary contributions to the body of Christ in teaching and writing will always be remembered by posterity.” Punch
Pix: Bonnke in one of his earthshaking crusades