11 September 2016
The Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship on Sunday donated food items to Muslims in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna, with a call on Nigerians and Islamic faithful to extend same gesture to the less-privileged.
Giving out the items, General Overseer of the church, Pastor Buru Yohanna, said that the gesture was intended to support the recipients during the Sallah season
“The church gathered some foodstuffs to be distributed to some Muslims in order to reduce the hardship and make them happy during the season.
“The economic hardship is really affecting the masses; some people are finding it difficult to eat three times daily,’’ he said.
Yohanna said that Muslims should remember to donate and share with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), prison inmates, orphanages and the destitute.
He called on the Federal Government to evolve measures that would reduce the impact of the economic hardship on the citizenry.
He also urged parents to monitor and provide for their children during the celebrations.
Receiving the food items, which included bags of rice, spaghetti, groundnut oil and cash, on behalf of Muslims, a leader in the community, Mallam Abdulrahman Mohammed, thanked the Church for the kindness.
Mohammed said that some families had lost hope of celebrating Sallah with the economic situation.
“My family has already given up hope of celebrating because there is no money to buy foodstuffs; the donation came to me as a miracle.
“My own share of the donation – half bag of rice, some spaghetti and groundnut oil as well as little money – will help us to celebrate with joy like other families in the area.
“I will never forget this gift and may Allah unite both Muslims and Christians to be in peace and harmony,’’ he said.