Foursquare GO, Badejo, transformed lives with gospel, Osinbajo says during condolence visit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, during his condolence visit to Mrs Yinka Badejo and family on the loss of her husband, Revd Wilson Badejo, in Lagos, on Saturday August 14, 2021. Photos: State House/Tolani Alli

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has visited the family of the former General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, late Revd Wilson Badejo, as he personally delivered his message of condolence.

At the Yaba residence of the Badejos, where he was received by Mrs Yinka Badejo, the Vice President described the late Revd Badejo, who died recently as “an exceptional man of God.”

Prof. Osinbajo said the clergy, Dr Badejo was a promoter of the gospel, who worked for both the physical and spiritual transformation of societies.

According to the Vice President, “he was certainly a man of integrity, a man who served God with all his strength and a man who truly loved God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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The VP noted that the late Badejo “was also someone who believed that the gospel is for social transformation, besides the spiritual. And he carried the message that the gospel is meant to transform societies and the people physically, as well as spiritually. He was one of a kind.”

Prof. Osinbajo also wrote a short tribute in the condolence register at the residence.

“We bless the name of the Lord for the life and times of one of His generals, our father in the Lord, Revd. Dr. Wilson Badejo. We thank him for the great work of the gospel that he did and we now celebrate such an excellent life of service. Blessed be the name of the lord,” the VP’s message read.

While praying for God to console and strengthen the family, Prof. Osinbajo also prayed God to preserve the legacy left by the late man of God, noting that “he has left a great legacy indeed. A tremendous legacy that we are proud of.”

Late Badejo was General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church between 1999 to 2009.