National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke (left) and Presiding Bishop, The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr. Mike Okonkwo, during the celebration of Okonkwo’s 76th birthday by the PFN in Lagos… yesterday.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has enjoined all Nigerians to emulate the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dr. Mike Okonkwo, for his undiluted love for the country and detribalised disposition towards every citizen.
Speaking at a thanksgiving service held yesterday in honour of Okonkwo, who is a trustee, member of the National Advisory Council and former National President of the PFN on his 76th Birthday, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, who is the current National President, described Okonkwo as a global icon, and a true father with the heart of a good shepherd.
He saluted him as a worthy example to Nigerians on multiple fronts: an exemplary patriot, peacemaker, voice of grace and a man of impeccable integrity.
Bishop Oke reiterated the need for people to imbibe the culture of celebrating icons and leaders while still alive rather than resorting to eulogies after their death.