by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, of Kaduna State Chapter, has congratulated Muslims in the state, and Nigeria at large, for successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.
“May the sacrifices made, the prayers offered and all the worship for the peace and progress of our state, nation and the whole of mankind be acceptable as we pray for God’s blessings and reward in abundance,” CAN stated.
CAN chairman for Kaduna State, Rev John Joseph Hayab, who issued the statement yesterday, stated that, “This year’s Ramadan came at a very critical and trying moment for the entire world, given the challenge and fear posed by the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.”
He stated that “In spite of the trying situation, we are glad that you did not allow the prevailing challenge to rob you of the joy and blessings of this holy month.
“Therefore, we hopefully look forward to greater and more fruitful days together as we work to defeat the virus as well as promote peace, unity, and harmonious coexistence in all our communities.
“Even though, we have been advised by medical experts and warned by states and national governments to stay at home so that we could prevent the spread of COVID-19, the ‘stay at home’ order should not be seen as a hindrance to a strong fraternity.
“We may be socially and physically distancing ourselves from one another, but in our hearts and spirit, we are together, celebrating and rejoicing with all Muslim faithful.
“Amidst the lockdown, CAN Kaduna State felicitates with all Muslims in the state and wish them a blessed and prosperous life after this Ramadan and Sallah,” it stated.