…Seeks prayers for God to end Covid-19 pandemic.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
As Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-el-fitr to mark the end of Ramadan, Christian leaders around the globe congratulate and felicitate with the Muslims, and urged them to equally remember to donate and share their food stuffs (and other eatable items and drinks) with widows, prison inmates, destitute, IDPs, kids/ orphans and equally poor masses that are currently in lockdown due to the nobel corona-virus pandemic.
The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, Pastor Yohanna Buru, in an interview with journalists this morning at his home has called on wealthy individuals, politicians, government and Islamic organization and Council of Ulamas, as well as JNI to equally assist the poor Muslims with food items and other eatables, so as to make the poor celebrate Sallah like every other Muslims with joy and happiness.
Buru congratulates Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, Sheikh Salihu Mai-Barota and all Nigerian Islamic scholars for the successful completion of this year’s Tafsir. The cleric says, “Despite coronavirus problems, this year’s Ramadan season has recorded huge success in view of the encouraging participation by various Christian organizations during Iftar period, which enhances inter-faith activities with other religious faithful towards strengthening peaceful co-existence among different faith-based organizations.
“We congratulate you for the successful completion of the 30 days of Ramadan. The prayers and fasting you offered, which include some special night prayers for peace and unity in Nigeria, may the Almighty answer your prayers to keep us together in peace and harmony.
“Please, pray to Almighty God to bring an end to the continuous spread of corona-virus pandemic that is killing people on daily basis and crippling every sector of human development world-wide.
“We should remember that Islam and Christianity teaches us to forgive one another. We should also remember that we are from one family, Adam and Eve. We worship one God; we all believed in paradise and hell, we believed in the holy books, which are Bible and Qur’an, as well as believed in the day of resurrection. Therefore, we must be our brothers’ keepers. I wish you all happy Sallah, and may God bring an end to Covid-19.”
Buru called on Muslim scholars to pray for God’s intervention, in order to bring an end to insecurity challenges bedeviling peace stability across the nation, while calling on Muslim and Christian preachers to pray for Nigeria’s military that are on peace mission across the globe.
Similarly, Evangelist Jonathan called on Muslims to continue to pray for peace and unity of the country, while urging them to respect social and physical distancing to avert the spread of Covid-19.