Atiku described the cleric as an excellent coach and a father figure who has always thought his followers and mentees to live purposefully.
The 2019 presidential aspirant said this in a statement, which he posted on his verified Instagram page.
He wrote, “I felicitate with Pastor E. Adeboye at 80. An uncommon shepherd and a father figure who by exemplary acts teaches his followers and mentees to live purposefully.
“A great man worthy of emulation, an astute teacher, an excellent coach and an exceptional role model who has inspired millions worldwide and continues to be a shining light of the Christian faith.
“You continue to inspire millions of people across the world with your infectious virtue of humility and your unique insight into the word of God.
“I wish you many more years of good health and faithful service in the service of God.”