The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has said the General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, is a great man of God whose forthrightness, integrity and staying true to his calling are worthy of emulation.
Adesina spoke yesterday at the promotion of a book, titled: Kumuyi: The Defender of the Faith, at Victoria Crown Hotel in Lagos.
The presidential spokesman noted that at a time when most men of God in the country took sides, Pastor Kumuyi remained apolitical.
He also said at a time most pastors went political, it was good to have a man who stood out.
Adesina said there is always a time in the history of the church or mankind when some people would not follow the crowd. “We are glad that Pastor Kumuyi is in that group,” he said.
The presidential aide stressed that “when Pastor Kumuyi talks, we can listen, knowing that his message is not tainted with politics, prejudice or any other consideration”.
He added: “Whatsoever he says, you can be sure is what the word of God says. Wherever he stands is where the word of God stands.”
Adesina recalled that the cleric addressed a media briefing recently where he admitted that the nation was going through challenges, but expressed optimism that the nation would overcome them and become stronger.
The former Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) President said he was part of the first presentation, advising Nigerians to get a copy of the book.