By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna
The church of Christ Evangelical and life Intercessory Ministry, Sabon Tasha Kaduna State, has doled out bags of food grains to over 1000 Poor Muslims ahead of the fasting for the month of Ramadan.
Distributing the items at Kano Road Central Mosque kaduna on Wednesday, the general overseer of the church Pastor Yohanna Buru, said the gesture became necessary as the holy month is coming around when there is high cost of living, amids of naira notes scarcity and hike of fuel across the country.
While stressing that the church cannot forget the annual contributions by a Muslim woman Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani for sharing bags of Rice, cash and new clothes for the church widows and orphans during Christmas, new year’ and easter celebrations.
According to him, Last year, the church doled out bags of Rice, maize and other food items, to poor Muslims in over 5 states, to enable them to participate fully in the fasting fasting and prayers for the month of Ramadan.
“In this year’s distribution, we added Mats and plastic Kettles so they could stay at home and pray for God to bring an end to the rising problems of insecurity, high inflation, and other problems bedeviling peace stability in the country.
“we are targeting over 1000 poor Muslims as we bought 50 bags of maize and millets to share in some part of the Norths ”
The clergy noted that the gesture was a tool for strengthening relationships, peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance among the faiths in order to attain peaceful and harmonious coexistence.
While stressing on adhering to the teachings of the holy books; Bible and Qur’an, the Christian clergy urged the Muslim faithful to intensify prayers through out the Holy month of Ramadan
Furthermore,He also appealed to the well-to-do individuals to indulge in humanitarian services in order to ease the hardship of vulnerable persons in society.
Pastor Yohanna equally called on marketers to stop taking advantage of the holy month of Ramadan in tripling the prices of goods and services, adding that they were planning the usual yearly visits to markets in order to encourage them to offer Ramadan Bonanza.
“As Muslims round the world commences the 30 days fasting and prayers, we wish Muslims all over the world a happy Ramadan Kareem in advance ‘
Receiving the food items at Kano road central mosque, one of the leader of the association of person with disability Mallam Hassan Lawal Mohammed (sarkin kutaren kaduna) who expressed happiness over the kind gesture by the Christian faithful for remembering them for over 10 years. .
He said for the fast 10 years,this church has been given us foodstuffs and grains for free to used throughout the days of Ramadan.He only God Can reward them for remembering us at this place for many years.
“we would used the food grains to feed our childrens and our loved ones through the days of Ramadan fasting “Hassan said, Ramadan is about to start tomorrow and there is nothing to eat in our houses.
“We have to take to the streets to beg for food for us to survive.“We really appreciate our Christian brothers and sisters because the help they rendered came at a point of need, when no one is bothered about us.
“I’m begging on our wealthy Muslims to help us with food stuff to enabled us stay at home and pray for the nation.”
Similarly, some bags of grains were share to some schools of Almajirai in the state,One of the recipient of the Islamic schools is Sheikh Ibrahim Musa lgabi who thanked the church for such opportunity and pray that may almighty God bless them abundantly for offering such a humanitarian assistant to the Muslims. .