MURIC Mourns CAN Secretary Musa Asake

A Muslim group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has commiserated with President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Dr. Adebayo Oladeji, members of his executive as well as the entire body of Christ in Nigeria, over the death of its Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake.

A press statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, reads”

“We are with his mourners in spirit at this trying period. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. In particular, our hearts go to his widow, Mrs. Asake, the biological and spiritual children he left behind, his brothers and sisters. We pray that Almighty Allah will give them all the strength to bear this great loss.

“We invite Christian youths to emulate Rev. Musa Asake. He was a great man. He was passionate about discipline and hardwork. He worked tirelessly for a better and more secure Nigeria. He was deeply committed to what he believed in and he left behind a legacy of activism, industry and patriotism. His sudden demise has left a yawning gap which will be difficult to fill.

“We remind Nigerians that death is a necessary end and nobody knows when it will be his or her turn. But what matters is what we leave behind. Let us therefore seek a better and more secure life for our country, our children and generations yet unborn

“As we round up, we charge religious leaders to learn from the lessons which the late Rev. Musa Asake left behind. These include forging love between Christians, Muslims and traditionalists in Nigeria. Our children must not grow up to hate one another. Our children must not grow into a world of rancor and animosity. Despite our differences, Musa Asake was an epitome of love, goodwill, humility, forgiveness and tolerance. We disagreed on matters of faith but we always agreed on issues affecting our dear country, Nigeria and humanity.”

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President Buhari Condoles CAN Over Late Reverend Asake

President, Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Christian community over the passing of the General Secretary of the body, Reverend Musa Asake.

President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Friday.

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.

Late Asake died on Friday morning in Abuja.

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Speaker @YakubDogara Mourns Rev Musa Asake

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has expressed grief over the death of the secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Musa Asake.
Rev. Asake, who was 67 years old, passed away Friday morning, after a protracted illness.
The Speaker said the late clergyman will be remembered for his passion for Christ and peace initiatives.
“The late clergy lived a life worthy of emulation. He was bridge builder, and a man of peace since his days as the Secretary General of Evangelical Church Winning All,” he stated, adding that, “It is with a deep feeling of loss that I condole with the body of Christ and the late reverend’s family.
“Late Dr.  Asake was devout man of God,  courageous leader and scholar par excellence.”
The speaker prayed  the Lord to grant the deceased eternal rest in his bosom.
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