April 18, 2020
6:05 pm by babatunde.henry
Lagos, April 18, 2020
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Saturday commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the demise of his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari after an illness occasioned by COVID-19.
The CAN president, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, who commiserated with the president in a signed condolence letter, made available to Newsmen in Lagos, expressed his sadness about the demise of Kyari.
He said that he was sad that the late Kyari contracted the virus abroad while on official duty.
“We are particularly sad that he contracted the virus while on official duty abroad.
“He has thus sacrificed his life in the course of service to his motherland. That spoke much of his patriotic devotion to the greatness of our nation,” he said.
He described the death as a ‘big blow’ to the Buhari administration and prayed for the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss by all the bereaved.
“We promise to continue to pray for you for enhanced wisdom and patience to lead a great country like this.
“Our prayer to the Lord is that He grants you, his family and the presidency in general the fortitude to bear the loss.
“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, glory be to the name of the Lord, Job 1 verse 21.
“May the Lord heal all others who are lying sick as a result of the attack of this ruthless virus,” he prayed.
Ayokunle also prayed that the Lord grant the nation reprieve from the scourge of this virus very soon so everyone might pick up their lives and businesses again in Jesus mighty name
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