In the spirit of love and as part of efforts toward boosting peaceful coexistence ,religious tolerance and better understanding among different faith base organization in Kaduna state, A Nigerian Muslim woman has distributed food items which is aim at helping Christian widows and orphans with food stuff to celebrate the upcoming Christmas festivity in the state.
Donating the food items, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani said, every year ,she usually visit the church when Christmas is approaching to help widows with new wrappers and share foodstuffs to them.
She equally use to donate new cloths for orphans , street destitute with internally displaced person IDPs ,so that they can celebrate season in joy and happiness like any other Christian celebrating the festivity in good mood.
She said, it make her happy helping widows , orphans, IDPs and other street destitute that are in need of some humanitarian assistance.
Ramatu who is a Peace ambassador in Nigeria and interfaith mediation specialist and a master in peace and conflict prevention from Kaduna state university said ,she donated these food stuffs for Christmas celebration to the widows of Christ Evangelical Church Ministry located in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.
“we must remember that we are created by one God, and Adams and Eve were our original biological parents, therefore we must remembered that we are one family under God”
She equally appreciate the effort of Kaduna state peace commission ,Interfaith mediation centre IMC, Peace revival and reconciliation foundation of Nigeria , Global peace foundation ,Volunteer peace NGOs and CSO for their immense contribution toward promoting peace through out the 23 local government of kaduna state.
Aside from that, Ramatu said she wants to help alleviate the hardship that widows are facing. For this reason, her donations will benefit more than 20 Christian widows this Christmas season.
She urged people to also extend a helping hand to the poor and the needy at this Christmas. For her, the occasion provides Muslims an opportunity to show Christians that their religion promotes peace ,love, tolerance and better understanding,
She called on wealthy Christians to remember to share their Christmas food with some internally displaced person IDPs, Inmate, and children at orphanage home with street destitute ” The Physically challenged person”
While appealing to youth to shun drugs addict , she draw the attention of Christian and Muslims scholars to always promote peace and unity through their teaching to the holy books to their followers
Responding the general overseer of the church Pastor Yohanna Buru thanked Tijjani for her generosity toward the Christian widows and orphans, saying she always comes to the church every festivity to assist them
Buru said, she has done many beautiful things toward helping the church widows and orphans.
He said, for the last 4 years, she has been sending Christmas trees to decorate his house for Christmas.
The Christian clerics added that ,last year, she bail out over 20 Christians inmate during lenting seasons for them to participate in the 40 days praying and fasting at home with their friends and family with the sole purpose of promoting peace and unity among Nigerians
Buru prayed that May God almighty reward the peace ambassador richly because of her act of kindness this Christmas season and for the promotion of peace and tolerance in the state.
Buru then task parents to monitor the movement of their childrens during and after the festivity.
He concluded by warning youth against reckless driving during the festivity to avert road accident.
He also pray for peace for Nigeria and the whole universe.