By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam has paid three separate condolence visits to the families of late Major General Raphael Ishaku Deshi Isa (RID. Isa Rtd) Ngo Vou Bitrus Pam, and Daniel Sunday Dung all in Jos on Saturday, 10 July 2021, calling on them to be comforted on their losses.
Major General Isa died three days ago after a brief illness at the age of 60 in Jos. Rev Pam who described his demise as painful called on the widow and other family members to take this “as an act of God”.
He said the death of the General has robbed the family, Plateau state, and the entire country of a gallant soldier who did his best during his service at the Nigerian army.
At the family residence of late Ngo Vou Bitrus Pam who died at the age of 87, the NCPC boss described her as a source of encouragement to the family extolling her virtues as a virtuous woman who did not consider material things above the calling of her late husband, Baba Bitrus Pam who served as the first Church. of Christ In All Nations COCIN, General Secretary immediately the church was handed over to the Blacks by the Whites.
At the residence of Hon Sunday Daniel Dung, Plateau State Chairman, Water Board and one time Member of the House of Representatives, representing Jos South/Jos East at the National assembly, Rev Pam admonished him to take solace in God believing that what happened was purely God’s decision. He called on the widow of the late David Tisloh Dung to be strong and not allow the empty vacuum created by her husband’s death to turn her away from God.
In their separate responses, Brigadier General Gakji Shipi, who spoke on behalf of the family of the late General, Isa described the visit of the NCPC boss as encouraging. He said the visit has brought calmness to the family and said they were deeply touched.
Rev James Pam, one of the eldest sons of the late Ngo Vou Bitrus Pam thanked the ES for coming and said they’re highly consoled. He described mama as a faithful and true mother who raised them in a godly manner.
On his part, Hon. Sunday Daniel Dung father to late David Tisloh Dung who died at the age of 40 said his son lived a good life and was shocked when he was informed about his sudden death.
At the three separate visits, Rev Pam prayed to God to strengthen them and urged them to be comfortable since they both died in the Lord.