The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathiew Hassan Kukah has commiserated with Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over the murder of his Principal Private Secretary, Mr Olaitan Oyerinde who was killed by unknown gunmen in his home in Benin City, last weekend.
In a condolence letter sent to the Governor, Kukah who also commiserated with Oshiomhole over the recent convoy crash on Warrake-Auchi road, in which three journalists were killed, said he should not despair as “God often tries those He wishes to use in the furnace”.
“I have just read the tragic news of the brutal killing of our friend and brother, Comrade Olaitan on the internet. I had tried to reach you early in the week but you did not pick the phone. I had called in response to the news about your accident and the loss of your staff”.
“I want to assure you of my prayers but also to know that God is in charge of everything. You have gone through quite a lot in the last few years. I hope you also understand that God often tries those He wishes to use in the furnace. Please be strong and keep faith”, he said.
Writing glowingly of the late aide, Kukah who’s scheduled for a talk in Oxford University and a series of meetings in Germany said, “I really feel even more about Olaitan because he is a man I had grown to love and
respect. I know he was such an efficient gentleman, loved and believed in you and your work together. We must thank God for the time you had together and all that God helped you to accomplish. Please give my regards to his wife and children and assure them of my prayers”.
“God bless and grant them eternal rest. May He console and strengthen you for the task ahead. Those millions whose lives you have touched know that this will rather energise rather than discourage them. The Lord is with
you”, the Bishop said
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