13th September, 2021
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has enjoined all Nigerians to emulate Bishop Mike Okonkwo as he clocks 76.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service held on Sunday, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, who is the current National President, described Dr Okonkwo as a global icon, and a true father with the heart of a good shepherd.
He saluted him as a worthy example to Nigerians on multiple fronts: an exemplary patriot, peace-maker, voice of grace and a man of impeccable integrity.
The Bishop reiterated the need for people to imbibe the culture of celebrating icons and leaders while still alive rather than resorting to eulogies after their death.
According to him, Dr Okonkwo being one of the founding fathers of the PFN is a force of his vision, his strength of character and unceasing support for the Fellowship over the years is an unblemished record of service.
He also prayed for long life and renewed strength for Dr Okonkwo.
Bishop Oke expressed appreciation to Rev Meduoye for his exemplary dedication, humility, wisdom and commitment to service, which again is on display in this new vision of his.
Meanwhile, he pledged his support and that of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria towards the realisation of the vision of Grace life Ministry.
Goodwill messages came in from the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, the immediate past National President of the PFN, Rev Dr Felix Omobude.
Present at the occasion was the Senior Special Adviser to the President (Media), Mr Femi Adesina.