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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the passing of its Chairman (Southwest Region), Archbishop Magnus Atilade.
Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the family of Atilade and members of the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP) as they mourn the demise of their loved one and pacesetter in alternative medicine.
As a cleric and renowned chiropractor, President Buhari believed that the doggedness, vision and strength of character of the late Archbishop inspired those who came in direct contact with him.
Acknowledging Archbishop Atilade’s dedication and commitment to the service of humanity, the President affirmed that the cleric will be fondly remembered for his landmark contributions to the evolution of traditional medicine and for spirited advocacy for practitioners to be legally recognized in the country.
He prayed God Almighty to comfort all who mourn the late cleric and grant the soul of the departed eternal repose. President of Gospel Baptist Conference of Nigeria Archbishop Magnus Atilade is dead.
Atilade, who is also the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) South-West region, died in the early hours of Thursday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
A close family source confirmed the incident to our correspondent. “Yes, it is true that Baba is gone. He has gone to rest in the Lord’s bosom,” he tearfully stated.
It was learnt the late chiropractor has been battling an undisclosed ailment for over a month. The 76-year-old was also a former chairman of CAN in Lagos.
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