By Henry Gabriel
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern Stats and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has expressed sadness over the death of their Secretary General, Danladi Yerima.
In a condolence message, the chairman of the association, Rev Yakubu Pam, described late Barr Danladi Yerima as a humble man who stood firmly in defending the cause of Christians and the gospel of Christ in the North and Nigeria at large.
He said late Yerima, who passed away on Wednesday 11th March, 2020, after a brief illness was calm, peaceful and well composed personality who stood for the poor and the needy in the society.
“I have worked closely with late Barr. Danladi Yerima, he lived a life of selflessness and complete devotion to the teachings of Jesus Christ. He has contributed immensely to the propagation of the Gospel of Christ to many as Secretary General of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Northern Nigeria.
“Late Yerim stood for Justice, peace and unity of christians in the North despite the persecution of the church. The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Northern Nigeria will certainly miss his wise counseling, wealth of experience and selfless service,” Pam said.
Northern CAN commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Christian Association of Nigeria and the entire Christian community in the Northern region and Nigeria at large over the painful lost of late Yerima who has done exceedingly well for the body of Christ.
Pam urged the family to be consoled with the fact that late Yerima has gone to be with the Lord; and the good legacies he left behind in the various fields of endeavour.
He said the burial arrangement has been scheduled as his body will be laid to rest on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 in Kufana, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, after a funeral prayers at ECWA English Section ( EES or Blue Roof) Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.