The 78-year-old cleric died in the early hours of Friday, November 19, 2021, and the news of his death was announced on Sunday in a statement on Sunday during a church service at its headquarters in Ajao Estate, Lagos.
In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, Buhari condoled with the family of Rev Obiora Ezekiel over the passing of the clergyman.
Adesina said that Buhari believes the religious leader demonstrated love, peace, and joy in pursuing his passion for soul winning, and worked assiduously for the growth and spread of the gospel within and outside Nigeria, holding outreaches.
He noted the General Overseer’s role in raising many spiritual sons, who have also moved on to mentor pastors, evangelists, and teachers, commending his vision for founding the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Buhari urged prayers for the family of the departed, particularly his wife and spiritual partner, Rev. Dr. Mercy Ezekiel, praying that the Almighty God will receive the soul of the renowned evangelist.
KanyiDaily had also reported that former Senator and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Gbenga Aluko passed away on Saturday after slumping in his office in Abuja.