President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed his condolences to the Christian community on the death of the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Musa Asake.
The President’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in which he prayed that God will comfort all those who mourn the deceased and grant his soul eternal rest.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins the national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Christian community in Nigeria in mourning the passing of the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. (Dr.) Musa Asake.
“The President, while commiserating with the family of the late Reverend, prays that God Almighty will comfort all those who mourn the departed, and grant his soul eternal rest,” then statement read.
Asake passed away after a brief illness Friday morning, less than two weeks after leading a nationwide protest against the Buhari-led APC government.
He was a staunch defender of Christians in the country.