The Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) has announced the death of its General Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake, who died today 11 May, 2018, after a brief illness.
In a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, on
Media and Communications to the CAN President, Rev Samson Olasupo
Ayokunle, Asake was born on 15 September, 1952 in Ung/Rimi Bajju, Zangon Kataf local government council.
According to the statement, Rev. Asake last official assignment was the Press Conference he addressed few days ago on the incessant killings in the country, where CAN called on Christians to embark on a peaceful protest with a view to waking up the federal government with
the security agencies to its constitutional responsibilities.
Rev. Asake was between 1999 and May 2005, the General Secretary of the
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), with its headquarters in Jos, Nigeria and he was a pastor and teacher, conference speaker and
counselor, rose to the office with a wealth of family, educational,
academic, pastoral, teaching, education and church administration,
cross-cultural, national and international, government and political
In the statement, Rev. Asake started his pastoral career as an
assistant and senior pastor at the ECWA Church, Unguwar Rimi, Bajju,
his hometown in Zangon Kataf Local Government of Kaduna State in 1976.
“In 1996, he became the pastor-in-charge of ECWA Headquarters Church
in Jos on completion of his doctorate degree in philosophy, PhD at the
Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, USA with specialization in
Bible Exposition. Between 1976 and 2012, the new CAN General Secretary
pastored at three different churches and lectured part-time at Jos
Theological Seminary (JETS).
“He was a member of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC)
between 1999 and 2005, Dr. Asake served as chairman and member of
several Christian boards and governing councils, like the Plateau
State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board where he was chairman between
2003 and 2005. He served as a member of the Board of Trustee, ECWA
Bingham University and became chairman, Ministers Development
Initiative (MDI), Jos, Nigeria.
“Dr. Asake who lived in North America for 10 years had travelled to
countries like the UK, Germany, India, Singapore, Thailand, South
Africa, Ethiopia and Zambia for various ministries, conferences and
seminars, including church-based leadership development seminar, Ames,
Iowa, USA; United Nations Aid Summit 2002; SIM ECWA Related Churches
Consultation in London, Ethiopia and South Africa and Haggai Institute
on Leadership in Singapore in 2007.
“He is survived by wife, children, (biological and spiritual),
brothers and sisters among others.
May God console and comfort his immediate family, the leadership of
the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), friends, and other
well-wishers. The burial ceremony to be announced later,” he stated.