The Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry in Kaduna state has commenced the distribution of foodstuff to some Muslims to enable them have enough food during the 30-day fasting.
The church is continuing its tradition of distributing foodstuff to the Muslim Ummah during Ramadan in the last few years.
The General Overseer of the church, Pastor Yohanna Buru, is known for such gestures in Kaduna state.
He said: “This is the fourth time the church is sharing bags of grains and other foodstuff to large numbers of street beggars, internally displaced person, children in orphanages and Muslim prison inmates.
“We do this in order to strengthen peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance among different faiths to live in peace and harmony according to the teachings of the holy books. We must remember that we worship one God, and we are from the family of Adam and Eve, therefore we must join hands to support each other.”
According to Daily Trust, the cleric called on wealthy Muslims to equally remember the less-privileged, IDPs and widows in the society so that they can participate fully in the Ramadan fasting with ease.
While congratulating Muslims on the arrival of Ramadan, he urged Imams and Ulamas to intensify prayers for peace and unity of the country.
Responding, chairman of the association of people living with disability, Mallam Abdullahi Sama’ia thanked the church for the donation.
In December 2018, more than 500 Muslims celebrated Christmas in Pastor Buru’s residence in Kaduna.
The Muslim faithful, including youths, Imams, women, NGOs and traditional title holders, were drawn from various states in the north and other neighbouring countries.
The coming together, Pastor Buru said, was aimed at strengthening peace, unity and religious tolerance in Kaduna state and the country at large.
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