..make case for peace, stability
By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna
Muslims have already began to felicitate with Christians for 2021 Easter Friday celebration, urging Christians to used the holy week toward praying for peace and stability in the country.
This initiative is online with efforts toward promoting religious tolerance ,peace and unity ,better understanding among different faith based organization in the country
An interfaith specialist in Nigeria, Ambassador Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani is among those felicitating with Christians all over the world and planned to begins easter celebration from Good Friday to Easter Monday ,while urging them to used the holy weekend toward praying for peace and stability in the country.
He stressed that there is need for both Muslims and Christians to embarked on ceaseless prayers and fasting for God Almighty to bring an end to insecurity challenges bedeviling peace stability in the country,
While congratulating Christians the world over for successful completion of 40 days prayers and fasting since the beginning of the Lenten season, she equally appealed to all Christian clerics to pray hard for God to end kidnapping ,Banditry ,killing and general insecurity challenges that is causing more and more problems to the masses.
Haj. Ramatu who is also the founder of foundation for the protection of women and children in Nigeria appealed to pray to God to halt the spread of Corona-virus and other tropical diseases that are capable of threatening the existence of human being on earth.
According to her, the significance of Easter cannot even be more compelling than now that the whole world is facing the devastating consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic which impacts on our lifestyle and religious worship.
Additionallly, she called on Christian leaders to pray for Nigeria army on peace mission,while calling on other muslims scholars to offer special prayers to security men and para-military that are at the battle ground fight with boko haram and bandit to succed in all their operation.
“we are one family under God, our biological parents were Adams and Eve, worshipping one God, and we all have holy scriptured from the same God”,she stated.
“And we must remember that we are brothers and sisters irrespective of colors, culture, religion and cultural background”, she added..
She then congratulated Reverend Dr Sunday Ibrahim, for the new appointment of secretary general of the Christians association of Nigeria-Northern Can for the new position.
Similarly Mall. Gambo Abdullahi Barnawa kaduna, congratulated Christians on Easter and urged them to used lesson learnt during the Lenten period toward promoting peace, unity and forgiveness.
He mention that,during the Lenten season, some muslims where able to go and join Christian in breaking the lent fasting, in order to sthrenthening peaceful co-existance ,religious tolerance and better understanding betweek muslims and Christians
While wishing all Christians Happy Easter celebration,he equally appeallled to them to obey Corona viris protocol which include washing of hands,keep-on social distancing,and regular used of face mask to halt spread of the virus
Mallam Gambo said, every year, she usually send over 200 SMS text to all his friends and colleaques that were Christians,in order to poster peace and to show to his younger once that,peace and unity is what we need in Nigeria
Alarammma Abdulrahman Bichi from kano said, he has started sending his congratulation messages to all his Christians brothers and other clerics
He said, every year Pastor Yohanna Buru usually send him sallah messages,so he also used Christmas and new year and easter season to send many test messages to all his Christians friends
The muslims cleric said, we must join hands toward making Nigeria a better place through prayers. End