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Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu Mourn Fountain of Life Church Senior Pastor, Taiwo Odukoya.

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.

President Bola Tinubu and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have expressed sadness at the death of the Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.

A statement signed by the presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, noted that Tinubu described the late Odukoya as a man whose teachings expanded the frontiers of charitable endeavours with particular respect to the education and health sectors.

“President Tinubu sends his heartfelt condolences to the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and associates of the highly revered religious leader, whose teaching, outreach and good work expanded the frontiers of charitable endeavour with particular respect to the education and health sectors.

“The President notes the worthy contributions of Pastor Odukoya to the development of the country, supporting the weak and vulnerable while providing a platform for many to realise their dreams through the teaching of the word of faith.

“President Tinubu highlights the importance of the active sustenance of the outstanding legacies of the renowned clergyman by all who knew him, trusting that the Almighty God will continue to comfort the family.”

According to a statement by the Lagos State Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu described the death of the cleric as a great loss to the entire congregation of the Fountain of Life Church, body of Christ, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.

The Governor urged the family, especially the deceased children, friends, clerics and the entire congregation of Fountain of Life as well as Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) to take death of Pastor Odukoya in good faith.

He said: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Lagos State, I sympathise with the Fountain of Life Church on the demise of the founding Pastor of the Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. The death of Pastor Odukoya, whose ministry has touched many lives within and outside his congregation, came to me as a shock.

”The death of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is a great loss to the body of Christ. But we take solace in God that the deceased lived a good life and served the humanity.

"Pastor Odukoya, the founding Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church was a great Teacher, Preacher and Servant of the Most High God, who impacted people within and outside Nigeria positively.

"I commiserate with the Fountain of Life Church family as they mourn the passing of their founder, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.

"May his soul find rest with God, and may the good Lord comfort his friends, family, and all members of his church. Amen."

Odukoya, 67, passed on Monday, August 7, 2023, in the United States of America, a statement by his church said on Tuesday.

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