Buhari, Others Mourn CAN Secretary, Musa Asake
President Muhammadu Buhari and speaker Yakubu Dogara led the mourning for Rev. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who died Friday.
Asake’s death was confirmed by his younger brother, Mr Philimon Asake on Friday in Abuja. He was 68 years old. Philimon told NAN that Asake passed on in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness. According to him, details of the burial arrangements will be communicated to the public soon.
The deceased, a pastor and teacher, hailed from Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Until his death, he was famous for his defence of the Christian faith.
Speaker of House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara expressed grief over Musa Asake’s death. Dogara said that the late cleric would be remembered for his passion for Christ and peace initiatives.
“The late cleric lived a life worthy of emulation; he was a bridge builder and a man of peace since his days as the Secretary-General of Evangelical Church Winning All.
“It is with a deep feeling of loss that I condole with the late reverend’s family.
“Late Dr Asake was devout man of God, courageous leader and scholar par excellence.”
While commiserating with the family of the late Reverend, the President prayed that almighty God would comfort all those who mourned the departed, and grant his soul eternal rest.
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