The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said he has no doubt in his mind that the late matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, is resting with the Lord.
He said this on Tuesday while holding a private prayer session with the family at their Ikenne residence.
The cleric, who arrived the Awolowo home at 1pm, headed straight to the Efunyela Hall, where the prayer session was held with family members, relations, friends and other well wishers in attendance.
He said, “By the special grace of God and because of my interaction with Mama, I have no doubt at all that she is in heaven now.”
Adeboye, who shared his experience with the audience on how he was privileged to confirm that Mama was resting in heaven, explained that he had a personal encounter with her two weeks before her death.
He said, “Before Mama passed on, she was making a request and I was contacted. I won’t go into details about the request but I was abroad and when I came back I saw her and we had a little discussion before she passed away. As a result of that, I have no doubt that Mama is resting with the Lord.”
Adeboye used the occasion to appeal to the congregation who gathered inside the hall to also work to make heaven, stressing that nobody knew when death would come.
He added, “You have to consider your own case because all of us can’t say when it will be our turn. Would you end up resting with the Lord or you end up on the other side? The choice is yours.”
He later prayed to God to make the family members stronger and united even after the demise of their parents.
He said, “We want it said that after the transition of Papa and Mama, the Awolowo family became stronger and bigger. We don’t want a situation where things will now begin to diminish. We want to pray for the legacy they are leaving behind that the Almighty God will keep the legacy and move the children to higher heights.”
Meanwhile, the Ogun State governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria, in the last general elections, Prince Rotimi Paseda, has described the late HID, her late husband, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, as exceptional leaders who stood for the cause of the masses.
He said this at Ikenne on Tuesday during a farewell programme organised in her honour.
Paseda said until politicians learnt to put the welfare of the masses first by providing free education, free health care, employment and integrated rural development for the people, the country would not experience the desired development.