Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mourn Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.The PUNCH had earlier reported that the third surviving son of the 79-year-old general overseer died in his sleep on Wednesday, at Eket, Akwa–Ibom. He was 42 years old.
Following the incident, many Nigerians have taken to social media to express sadness and condole Adeboye and his wife. A member of the House of Representatives from Ondo East-West Constituency, Biola Makinde, commiserated with the Adeboye family on the death of their son. Makinde tweeted, “I commiserate with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, his family and entire members of Redeemed Christian Church of God, on the demise of his son, Dare Adeboye. I send warm embrace to you to give peace and comfort at this difficult moment. You equally have my prayers and positive wishes.”
The Nigerian Baptist Convention, via its Twitter page, also sent condolences to the family. “Our prayer and thoughts are with the family of the General Overseas (Pastor E A Adeboye) and the entire member of RCCG for the loss of his son (Pastor Dare Adeboye). May the Lord console the family and the church of God.” A tweep, Ugoh Benny, also mourned with the family.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Papa E.A Adeboye and the entire RCCG family on the demise of their son. It’s a sad day indeed and may God by his Spirit supply the fortitude to bear this loss,” Benny tweeted.
@damilare4peace tweeted, “No father or mother deserves to bury their child, Daddy and Mummy G.O.’s faith in God is being tested right now. Losing a son at 79 is the most heart-wrenching experience. May Dare Adeboye’s soul find rest and May God comfort Daddy and Mummy G.O.” @OjoAjinde also sympathised with the entire RCCG family as he tweeted, “I and my family sympathise with the entire Redeemed Family and most especially to Daddy G.O. on the loss of his son (Pst. Dare Adeboye) to eternal bosom of his Master. May God continue to uphold the Adeboyes.”
“May Dare Adeboye’s soul find rest. May God comfort Daddy and Mummy GO,” @truthwiththegods tweeted. According to @startop30, “My sincere condolences to the family of Pastor Adeboye on the loss of his son, Pastor Dare. Meanwhile, some tweeps still haven’t come to terms with the fact that Adeboye lost his son. @kennygee_70 wrote, “Just read that Pastor Adeboye lost his son (still praying it’s a wrong message). May God comfort and console him and the entire family of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, may the hand of death be stayed.”