Deceased General Secretary’s Family Snubs CAN’s Attempt to Help With Burial


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The family of Musa Asake who up until his death a few weeks ago was the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, have rejected CAN’s offer to help with the burial.

The family communicated this via a letter to the Assistant General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Bade Daramola.

Before this, CAN had put together a burial committee chaired by Rev. Stephen Adegbite whose aim was to “organise a befitting farewell” for Asake.

The family apparently unhappy with something, rejected this offer.

The letter of rejection reads: “I received your letter dated May 22, 2018. I want to thank the Christian Association of Nigeria for reaching out to my family and wanting to commiserate with us on the passing on of my father. You have been so generous as to offer us assistance with the planning of his burial, even planning a service of songs and a commendation service. But at this point, I must ask CAN to stop, we do not need your assistance.

“The family has taken an independent decision that we will be solely responsible for the burial of our father, late Rev. Dr. Musa Asake. We have already set up an independent committee and will proceed accordingly with our plans. Thank you.”

CAN are yet to confirm receiving the letter.

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