Two weeks after leading a nationwide protest against the killing of Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen, CAN General Secretary, Musa Asake has been reported dead. He reportedly died in Abuja on Friday Morning after a brief illness.
Confirming the death of the cleric while being contacted by Punch, the deceased’s brother and former member of the House of Representatives, Jonathan Asake, said;
“Yes, he died this morning. We are right now in the mortuary. I was with him yesterday (Thursday) in his house”.
Rev. Dr. Musa Asake, who was between 1999 and May 2005, General Secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Jos, Nigeria, was elected CAN General Secretary in 2012.
Dr. Asake, a pastor and teacher, conference speaker and counselor, rose to this new assignment with a wealth of family, educational, academic, pastoral, teaching, education and church administration, cross-cultural, national and international, government and political experiences.
He 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). 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, chief among which is 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, an office he still occupies till date.
Dr. Asake who lived in North America for 10 years has 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 married with children.