KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Chairman of Kaduna State chapter, Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Reverend Joseph Hayab, has felicitated with Muslims in the country to mark this year Sallah celebration.
Speaking during an interview with newsmen in Kaduna, Hayab urged Muslims to use the period to pray for Nigeria for sustainable peace, unity and better understanding among different the faiths in the country.
“We rejoice with our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world as they celebrate this year Eid Kabir. May this season bring fun, happiness, God endless blessing and fresh love,” he prayed.
Also, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon Tasha Kaduna, Pastor Yohanna Buru, called on the government, politicians, wealthy individuals, Islamic organizations and Council of Ulamas to lend a helping hand to the poor in the spirit of the season.
He also urged Muslims not to forget the Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs), scattered over the state, prison inmates, physically challenged persons, almajirai and those in orphanage homes, among others.
Buru disclosed that the Church as always has concluded plans to feed hundreds of poor Muslims in the state to enable them celebrate the day with joy and happiness like others.
Pastor Buru admonished parents to keep tab of their children’s activities during the period, and as well called on security agencies to take strict measures toward checkmating activities of drug peddlers.
Similarly, an international interfaith professional in Nigeria, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, acknowleged Sallah messages from Christian scholars to Muslims all over the world; saying the world need peace and unity, hence, we must joined hands to make it a better place.
She called on Federal and State governments to donate food and other eatable items to the poor during Christmas and Sallah celebrations to further promote tolerance, unity and inter religious dialogue amongst all.