The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has congratulated the General Overseer of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, Dr Mike Okonkwo, on his 76th birthday.

In a statement on Monday, the PFN spokesperson, Simbo Olorunfemi, on behalf of its National President, Bishop Wale Oke, saluted Okonkwo who is a member of the National Advisory Council of the PFN, as an exemplary patriot and peace maker.

The statement read partly, “Dr Okonkwo is a global icon, and a true father with the heart of a good shepherd. He is a worthy example to Nigerians on multiple fronts: an exemplary patriot, peace-maker, voice of grace and a man of impeccable integrity.”

The statement added, “Bishop Wale 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.”