“Mohammed Fawehinmi was an advocate of the poor”- Osinbajo

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN at the weekend described the late Mohammed Fawehinmi, as a defender of the poor and the less privileged.

Mohammed, the first son of the late human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAM, SAN died on Wednesday August 11, 2021 after a brief illness.

Osinbajo who paid a condolence visit to the GRA, Ikeja home of the of the Fawehinmis met with the mother of the deceased, Mrs Ganiat Fawehinmi and other members of the family and prayed to God to comfort the family.

He described the late Mohammed Fawehinmi as “one of us,” being a progressive and protector of the poor and less privileged. Osinbajo noted that “the late Mohammed continually identified himself with the progressives and did not diminish what concerned his father during his lifetime.

“He continually maintained very serious advocacy for the poor and the less privileged,” He said. Prof. Osinbajo prayed that God will console the entire family of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and “grant them the fortitude to bear the loss”, he said.

On a similar visit to the family of former General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, late Revd Dr. Wilson Badejo, described him as “an exceptional man of God’.

The Vice President was received at the Yaba residence by Mrs. Yinka Badejo. Osinbajo said Revd Badejo was a promoter of the gospel who worked for both the physical and spiritual transformation of societies.

According to the Vice President, “he was certainly a man of integrity, a man who served God with all his strength and a man who truly loved God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The VP noted that the late Badejo “was also someone who believed that the gospel is for social transformation, besides the spiritual. And he carried the message that the gospel is meant to transform societies and the people physically, as well as spiritually. He was one of a kind.”

Prof. Osinbajo also wrote a short tribute in the condolence register at the residence.

“We bless the name of the Lord for the life and times of one of His generals, our father in the Lord, Revd Dr. Wilson Badejo. We thank him for the great work of the gospel that he did and we now celebrate such an excellent life of service. Blessed be the name of the lord,” the VP’s message read.

While praying for God to console and strengthen the family, Prof. Osinbajo also prayed God to preserve the legacy left by the late man of God, noting that “he has left a great legacy indeed. A tremendous legacy that we are proud of.”

Late Badejo was General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church between 1999 to 2009.

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