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…Buhari condoles CAN, clerics mourn


President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO ;DON EMMERT / AFP

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, joined the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Christian community in Nigeria in mourning the passing of Asake.

A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari, while commiserating with the family of the late reverend, prayed that God Almighty would comfort all those who mourn the departed and grant his soul eternal rest.

Similarly, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chairman of the CAN, Rev Jonah Samson, described the death of Asake as painful and unexpected and created a big vacuum in the body of Christ.


Samson described the late Asake as a man that feared God and shunned evil, adding: “He was so credible and so committed to his task. Asake left a good legacy for us to emulate “.

Pentecostal Prelate of Northern Nigeria and the General Overseer, Dominion Chapel International Churches (DCIC), Archbishop John Praise Daniel, described Asake’s death as a great loss to CAN and the entire Christian community in Nigeria.

Daniel said the late Asake was a great and fearless man who spoke truth to power, a rare gem, committed minister of the gospel, humble, well exposed and highly educated man.

“Asake left a legacy and not a vacancy. He has gone to be with the Lord and we shall see him on the resurrection day,” he added.

In the same vein, National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude, and Chairman of its Lagos Chapter, Bishop Sola Ore, commiserated with the family and CAN over Asake’s death.

Omobude said: “Asake was a gentleman who passionately loved God and served the body of Christ to the best of his ability. We feel the impact of his exit and our prayers and hearts go to the family.”

Ore added: “He was a wonderful and good man, somebody who was committed to what CAN stands for.

“At least, in my little interaction with him when we had CAN election in Lagos State, he was on ground and full of life.

“His death is a lost to Christians in Nigeria and I wish the family and the body of Christ, the fortitude to bear the lost.”

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