President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the demise of a foremost Christian leader and General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Musa Asake.
DAILY POST reports that Asake passed on yesterday at 66 after a brief illness.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Asake as a great christian torchbearer whose work and influence will be of use to many generations.
He noted that Asake’s passion, zeal and love for God and and the plight of Christians in Nigeria marked him out as a worthy and true servant of God and humanity.
He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the leadership of the CAN, the Christian community and the government and people of Kaduna State over the huge loss.
“Dr. Asake left no one in doubt where he stood on matters of faith and state during his lifetime,” Saraki said. “He was forthright in his utterances and humble. Above all, he was a man of peace.
“His likes are rare. His demise represents a huge loss to the christian faithful in particular and the country in general,” Saraki stated.
The President of the Senate prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased a place among the righteous ones in heaven, and his loved ones the grace to bear the irreparable loss.