By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna state on Sunday, distributed over 2000 food packs to Muslims to mark this year’s Sallah celebration.
General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Yohanna Buru, disclosed that the kind gesture extended to the needy Muslim brothers was to enable them have something to share with their families.
According to him, the food packs distributed to the people with different forms of deformities, inmates, almajirai and poor Muslim families was aimed at promoting peaceful co-existence among the Christians and Muslims across the state.
“We have to help our poor Muslim brothers with food to enable them mark the festivity with joy and happiness like others across the world. This is to strengthen good relationship with Muslims, promote religious tolerance, better understanding among different faiths in the state.
“The increase in prices of food commodities at various markets has forced many Nigerians into difficulties. Most prices of food stuff and other commodities in the market have almost tripled their normal prices,” he said.
Pastor Buru appealed to wealthy Nigerians, government at all levels to find ways of assisting the poor, especially the widows and orphans with food items to mark such festivity.
Receiving the food packs, Leader of the blind people at the physically challenged persons’ home at Kano Road in Kaduna Central, Mallam Tukur Zubairu, commended Pastor Buru for his consistent donation of foods to the disabled persons in the state.
According to him, every year Pastor Buru and his members always remembered his community through donation of food items. He said it was only God that could reward the Pastor who does not discriminate or stigmatized them.
Also, Chairman of Niggas Rehabilitation Centre Kaduna, Mallam Lawal Maduru, urged other religious clerics in the state to emulate the good gesture of Pastor Buru.