Ex-A’Ibom CAN leader Etim is dead

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The Founder and General Overseer of Prayer Tower Mission International in Akwa Ibom State, Apostle Tom Etim, is dead.

Apostle Etim, who was the immediate past Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Oron Chapter, Akwa Ibom State, died after a brief illness.

He hailed from Ibiaku Essiet village in Uruan local government area of the state.

The Secretary of the Church Management Board, Rev Innocent Bassey, announced Etim’s passage in a statement he made available to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.

The deceased, according to the statement, was the elder brother to a former National Assembly member, Rt. Hon. Bassey Etim and a two-term CAN Chairman in his area.

Until his death, Apostle Etim was known for living a life of philanthropy and humanitarian service.

The statement said the funeral service would be held on December 23, 2022 at the Prayer Tower City, Prayer Tower Avenue, opposite Dakkada Luxury Estate, along Airport Road, Ibiaku Issiet by 10 a.m.

The statement read in part, “The late Senior Apostle Tom Etim was the immediate past Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Oron Chapter, where he served for two consecutive terms.

“His death left us, the family, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and indeed the entire public with a great sense of loss. Surely, this is the will of God and glorious exit indeed.

“At the grassroots, Senior Apostle Tom Etim made tremendous impacts in reaching out to his people through preaching the undiluted message of Christ and instituting life-touching programmes aimed at uplifting the people and by extension improving the economic fortunes of his community.

“The deceased was also the Chairman, Organization of African Instituted Churches, Oron chapter; the state Welfare Officer of the organization; Chairman Board of Trustees of Nigerian Christian Youths in politics; Chaplain for National Women in Agriculture and Environmental Protection; Chaplain of Transparency and Accountability Center; and a member of Nigerian, American Christian Peace Movement; Weldon Christian Messengers, USA.”

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