By: Idara Philips
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Ahead of Christmas celebrations, a Kaduna based Pastor and General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, (CELIM), Yohanna Buru, has called on Christian leaders to come to the aid of the less privilege in the state.
He urged the Christian-Aids, Humanitarian Aid, and other international Christian organizations, to support victims of ethno-religious crises and those affected by activities of banditry in Southern Kaduna with food and clothes for the season.
The Pastor made the call on Tuesday when he visited the Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs), residing at Kujama, Chikun Local Govt. Area of the state, and prayed for strength in view of the critical situation they find themselves.
According to him, the call is imperative in view of the hardship the IDPs faced in their new environments, amidst the harmattan season and Covid-19 pendemic.
He said there are many IDPs at Kujama living in rented houses, and most of them find it extremely difficult to feed and cloth their children; hence, there is need for Christians around the world to support them with clothes and shelter, as most of them lost their homes via the activities of gunmen.
“Christmas is the season of joy and happiness. Lets support the needy, and God will be happy with us if we help them at this season,” he said.
The General Overseer of CELIM, appealed to NEMA, SEMA, humanitarian NGOs, and civil society organizations, among others to visit IDPs at their Kujama camp, to see the daily challenges they faced in the new environments.
He also made case for street beggars and reiterated the need for spirited Nigerians to donates cold protective clothes to protect them from diseases and respiratory infections like; conjunctivitis, asthma, cough, catarrh, tonsillitis.
“Everyone has purchased cold -protective-clothes for their families, but very few Nigerians care about the street beggars, destitute and IDPs at various the camps this season,” Buru said.
He applauded the efforts of a None-Governmental Organization, Zaman Tare on its peace move in the area.