By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – As Christians the world over marked this year’s Easter celebration, a group under the auspice of All Nigerian Youth Project 2023 on Thursday distributed food items to the vulnerable in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna.
The Project 2023 group led by its National Coordinator, Dr Suleiman Shinkafi, said the donation is an effort to assist the poor after the forty days Lenten period.
Shinkafi said that the group came with bags of rice and other food stuffs to donate to widows of the Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry to assist them marked the Easter celebration and afterwards.
He informed that the kind gesture would be extended to widows, orphans and destitute in other Churchs in the state, pointing out that Nigerians must learn to see themselves beyond religious and tribal lines but should work together for the overall development of humanity.
The National Coordinator called on Christians the world over to use the Easter season and pray to Almighty God to bring an end to the spread of Coronavirus.
While calling on wealthy individuals to equally support the widows and orphans with relief materials, Shinkafi urged all to work for the sake of mankind as God Almighty loves all without any segregation.
Receiving the food items on behalf of the widows, General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru, thanked the Project 2023 group for chosing his Minister for its kind gesture, assuring that the materials would go a long way to cushioning the effects of suffering on the said group of Nigerians.
Buru added that there was blessings for helping the needy in the society, and prayed God to bless the initiators of Project 2023, including those who have taken it upon themselves to ensure and equitable distrubtion of the food items to the needy in the society.
In the same vein, an Interfaith Specialist, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, also distributed food stuffs to vulnerable in the state.
Tijjani who is known for humanitarian services said the Covid-19 pandemic has cause setbacks in all aspects of life, assuring that the Almighty God would bring to an end this calamity that has befallen mankind.
While beckoning on Nigerians to observe the social distance and stay at home, she equally called on religious leaders to use the social media and other forms of technology in delivering their messages of Easter to their members.