The Redeemed Christian Church of God has mourned its assistant general overseer of Prof. Folagbade Aboaba.
Religion Nigeria reported that Aboaba, passed away on Monday following a brief illness at the age of 90years.
His death was confirmed in a statement issued by the national chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Agricultural Engineers, Prof. Folarin Alonge.
Reacting to Aboaba’s demise, the RCCG in a statement signed by the special assistant to the general overseer (Admin), Pastor Oladele Balogun, the church stated that Aboaba, during his lifetime led an exemplary life which saw him served God in various capacities.
The statement reads,
“The leadership of the RCCG announces the transition to glory of a distinguished Elder and Member of its Board of Trustees, Pastor (Prof) Folagbade Olajide Aboaba at the age of 90 years He was born in Lagos on March 8, 1933, and went to be with the Lord in the early hours of Saturday January 21, 2023 after a life of exemplary service in the Lord’s vineyard. Prof. Aboaba served God passionately in various capacities and made significant contribution to the work of God in the RCCG.
” He spearheaded the activities that led to the birth of The Redeemer’s University (RUN) and served as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institution.
“The late Prof Aboaba was instrumental to many laudable projects and programmes in the Mission. He was a member of the Annual Holy Ghost Congress Planning Committee as well as being the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board and Lands Committee of the Mission. To the glory of God, he lived a great life in the ser- vice of his Maker.
“As a Church we are grateful to God for the opportunity so graciously granted him to serve God and to be a blessing to humanity. Pastor Fola Aboaba was a Professor of Agricultural Engineering and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Ibadan.
“We commiserate with the family he left behind and, we pray that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss,” it read.