By Hassana Yakubu
The General Overseer of the Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Church, Pastor Yohanna Buru, distributed Sallah clothes, food items and Cash gifts to Muslim orphans and widows for the Eid-el-Fitr festivities.
Buru said the church supports about 50 orphans to celebrate the Sallah with joy and happiness like other children.
According to him, this is not the first time the church is sowing new clothes and giving out foodstuffs to the orphans and widows.
He said the church cannot forget the annual contribution of a Muslim woman, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, for remembering the church widows and orphans with foodstuff and gifts at Christmas to pastors and other people.
According to him, for the past years, Ramatu Tijjani has been sharing Christmas foodstuff and other gifts to church members.
Buru said that they would share more clothes to the poor orphans so that they could celebrate this Sallah with joy like every other child.
On the other hand, this year’s Sallah celebration comes amidst an increase in foodstuff prices in the markets and the general insecurity challenges bedevilling the country.
He urged Muslim and Christian clerics to intensify prayers for peace and stability in the country.
He congratulated the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad, Sheik Zazzaky Yakub Elzazzaky, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, Sheik Hamza Lawal, and Sheik Dr Ahmed Mahmud Gumi and other top Islamic scholars for the completion of the Ramadan fasting.
Responding, one of the orphans who received the donations thanked Pastor Buru for remembering them.
He said that last year, it was the same pastor who gave him new Sallah clothes, food and little money for Sallah celebrations.
He called on governments to always remember the orphans, widows and children and the internally displaced persons.