A church in Kaduna, Christ Evangelical Intercessory and Life Intervention Ministry, has distributed food items and praying materials to over 300 needy Muslims who are set to commence Ramadan fasting.
General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Yohana Buru, led a delegation of church members to distribute the food items at Rigasa, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna on Wednesday.
Pastor Yohanna Buru said the gesture was to encourage the Muslim faithful in their supplication in the month of Ramadan, especially to pray against the deadly COVID-19.
The items distributed included millet, maize and other food items as well as praying mats and plastic kettles.
“We do this every year to assist our Muslim brothers in Kaduna and its environs, in order to strengthen our relationship, boost peaceful co-existence, better understanding and religious tolerance among different faith-based organisations”.Pastor Buru said.
Receiving the food items, one of the leaders of the Persons With Disability (PWD), in Rigasa, Malam Usman Haruna expressed happiness over the kind gesture, calling on others to emulate the church especially in the face of current challenges and in the spirit of Ramadan.
Malam Haruna said the gesture would go a long way in bringing succour to them during Ramadan while reducing the difficulty of the ‘stay home’ in respect of the COVID-19 lock-down.