A Kaduna based Church, Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon Tasha in Chikun Local Government Area, has distributed clothes to over 100 less privileged Muslims including orphans, widows and Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs), in Kaduna.
General Overseer of the Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru, said the clothes were tokens from the Church to support the widows, orphans and IDPs mark the upcoming sallah celebration with friends.
Speaking during the distribution exercise at Barnawa, Kawo and Rigasa communities on Sunday, Pastor Buru, said the token was in good faith to strengthen the Christian and Muslim relationships in Kaduna.
He said already, the Church has shared over 50 bags of rice, millet and maize to Muslims in the state and neighbouring states geared towards promotion of peace, love, togetherness and to also strengthened better understanding among different faiths.
He also informed that during Christmas and New Year celebrations, some Muslims also do likewise to orphans, widows in his Church.
Pastor Buru said; the Church cannot forget the annual contributions by a Muslim woman, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani; through her gifts to widows and orphans in this Ministry.
Responding, a Muslim leader in Barnawa community, Mallam Gambo Abdullahi, expressed delight over the Church donations, stressing that it was really impressive that the Church show love and kindness to poor Muslims in order to promote peace and unity over the years.
He revealed that for over 5 years, the Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, has been assisting poor Muslims with food, and clothing’s which indeed has help in promoting religious tolerance and better understanding among the different faiths in the state.
One of the beneficiaries, an orphan, Maryam Mohammed, who was happy with the gifts from the Ministry, said no one remembered them for the season, but Pastor Buru; and prayed God to bless the Church.
She urged Muslim organizations like, Jama’atul Nasril Islam, (JNI), NASFAT, Muslims in Da’awah, FOMWAN, Counsil for Islamic Matters, and Council of Imam and Ulamas to always remember the poor Muslim orphans during festivities.