By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Architect Barnabas Yusuf Bala Bantex on Wednesday, has expressed his condolence to the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) over the death of its president, Very Reverend Jerry Modibo, who died in the early hours of Tuesday, 12th June 2018.
The deputy Governor described the death as suden and shocking, saying ‘Very Reverend Modibo’s demise has left a vacuum that will be hard to fill’.
In a statement released, in Kaduna through his Special Assistant on Media, Manaseh Istifanus, Bantex said “I received the shocking story of the passing away of our spiritual father, the President of Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ ERCC, who died after a brief illness at his home in Akwanga on Tuesday morning”
“I will like to offer my condolences and that of the government of Kaduna state over this great loss. This home call of our Spiritual father, though sad, is yet inevitable as we will all return to our creator when our times are over here.
“Reverend Modibo is a quintessential cleric who dedicated his life to the service of God in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He has left at a time we needed him most, but he has left a good name and works for his family and church to emulate and examplify”
“I pray that God almighty will comfort ERCC church in this hour of grief and raise capable person to fill in the vacuum of leadership he has left”
“I will also like to offer my prayers for the family especially his wife and children that God will sustain and strengthen them in this moment of sorrow”, the statement said.