Governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola, has congratulated the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
Oyetola’s felicitation message was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Thursday.
He lauded the revered cleric and distinguished son of Osun for his immense contributions to the propagation of faith and religious tolerance in the country.
He hailed Ashimolowo for being the bulwark of spirituality, as manifested in his commitment to building a spritually- and faithfully-inclined nation.
The statement read, “On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Osun, I join your family, friends, leadership and members of the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) across the globe to congratulate you on the occasion of your 70th birthday anniversary.
“Indeed, your tremendous contributions to the propagation of Christianity and Christendom cannot be quantified as manifested in the peaceful conduct of your congregations across the globe.
“As an illustrious son of Osun, we are proud to identify with you and celebrate a personality like you for your indelible impact on national growth and development.
“As a government that believes strongly in the efficacy of prayer, we shall continue to pray for you and celebrate you for your rare spiritual conduct and dexterity demonstrated through your consistent prayer, which have culminated to the socio-economic growth and development of our dear State in particular and Nigeria as a whole.
“As you join the league of Septuagenarians today, I pray God Almighty to continue to bestow you with more wisdom, knowledge and good health as you forge ahead to render essential service to Him and humanity.”