The family of Musa Asake, the late General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, have rejected the association's help in his burial.
Their stance was communicated via a letter written by Aminchi Musa-Asake, the deceased's first son, and addressed to Joseph Daramol, the association's Assistant General Secretary.
''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 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 we will proceed accordingly with our plans. Thank you,'' the letter read.
The rejection came barely a day after CAN set up a burial committee chaired by Rev. Stephen Adegbite “to organise a befitting farewell” for its late general secretary.
Asake, according to the committee set up by his family, will be buried on June 8. He died in Abuja on Friday May 11 2018 at the age of 66.