The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Samson Ayokunle, has described the late CAN National Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake as humble and passionate about serving humanity.
Ayokunle spoke on Friday at the burial service for the late Asake held at the New Stadium in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He said the Christian community had lost one of its soldiers who could take up responsibility at any time he was needed.
The cleric further described Asake as a voice for the voiceless Nigerians, whose passion for the Church in Nigeria was second to none.
“Southern Kaduna has lost a rare gem, who lived for the freedom of all Christians, frustrating any attempt to subjugate them,” he said.
Ayokunle, then, challenged Christians to wake up and live a legacy on the sand of time.
In a goodwill message, Prof. Jerry Gana, former Minister of Information, said Asake was there for others and was never ashamed of the Gospel.
“He preached with conviction, intensity of passion and love, an advocate of fairness, equity and justice, he was truthful and sincere.
“He served with tremendous dedication and would be remembered for his advocacy for the poor and the oppressed,’’ Gana said.
Gana, however, noted that although things were difficult in the country, he expressed optimism that the people need to stand firm as Nigeria would be great again.
Also speaking, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode said the good deeds of Asake would keep speaking in eternity.
He said Asake loved the people of Southern Kaduna, adding the people should not forget too soon his legacies.
“He preached the gospel of peace, admonishing the people never to retaliate any form of inhumanity,” he said.
Fani-Kayode advised the people to continue to exercise restraint in the face of adversity, adding that the situation as being witnessed in the country would not last forever.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the occasion also witnessed the final interment of Asake in his family compound.
In attendance were clergymen from different churches, politicians, traditional rulers, opinion leaders and sympathisers across the country.