- Yohanna Buru, a Kaduna based pastor, said Muslim faithful attended his Christmas service
- The cleric added that the number of Muslim faithful who attended the service was more than the Christians'
- Buru attributed the development to better understanding and religious tolerance just as he stressed the need for the promotion of peaceful coexistence amongst different faithful
Yohanna Buru, a Kaduna based pastor, has said the number of Muslim faithful who attended his church's Christmas service was more than the Christians'.
Buru who is the general overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Ministry, Sabon Tasha-Kaduna expressed delight for the turn out of Muslims at the service just as he expressed gratitude to God.
According to The Cable, the Kaduna clergy noted that the number of Muslims attending his Christmas has been on the rise over the years.
“This year, Muslims who attended the Christmas morning service tripled the number of Christians in the church,” he said.
Legit.ng gathers that Pastor Buru attributed the development to better understanding and religious tolerance.
According to him, top Islamic scholars, traditional title holders and various peace-promoting organisations from 19 northern states attended the Christmas service.
He reiterated that the development was a testament to the fact that Nigerians can really be their brothers' keepers.
Preaching during the service, Buru stressed the need for the promotion of peaceful coexistence amongst different faithful.
He said: “We must remember that we are from one family, because Adam was our original Biological father,” he said.
“We all have our holy scriptures: Bible and Qur’an. We also believe in paradise and hell fire. Therefore, we must be our brothers keepers, to live in peace and harmony.
“We are using the Christmas season to unite Muslims and Christians and to promote better understanding among different faith-based organisations."
Murtala Marafa, a Muslim who spoke on behalf of his delegates from Katsina state expressed delight for being present at the service.
He said Muslims all over the world believe in Jesus Christ just as he also enjoined Nigerians to be tolerant of one another.
“We as Muslims want peace and unity. We must join hands toward making Nigeria a better place. Nigeria is a great country, let’s join hands in praying for peace and unity in the country,” Marafa said.
Similarly, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari received a special Christmas gift from his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo via his official Facebook page shared photos of himself and President Buhari as he presented the gift him.
"I think Mr President was delighted with his Christmas gift," the vice president captioned the photos.
A look at the photos shows Buhari wearing a very expressive look, indicating that he was truly delighted with the gift as the vice president noted.
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