By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A Kaduna based Nigerian Christian Cleric, Pastor Yohanna Buru, has urged Nigerians to always show love to the physically challenged and less privileged people in the society to make them feel loved.
Pastor Buru made the appeal when he led a delegation of Christian leaders of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, in kaduna to Kano road, Abeokuta street and Sabon Tasha market were to meet with hundreds destitute in Kaduna to mark the 2022 Saint Valentine’s Day.
According the clergyman, the best way to celebrate valentine “is to spend the whole day with the less-privileged and childrens at orphanage homes.
He said their choice of the vulnerable groups was to show them love and care because they need it, stressing that, many of them were been neglected and rejected by the society due to their nature, which makes live and survival extremely difficult.
While reiterated that, the best way to celebrate valentine is to spend the whole day with less-privileged in the society, which including handicapped kids, children with deformities, deaf and dump, the blind, those with leprosy, widows, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the Inmates.
“This year saint valentines day comes amids of general insecurity challenges which include banditry, kidnapping and high cost of food stuffs
“As people around the world celebrate valentines’ day with their loves ones, sharing beautiful flowers and many good things of joy and happiness, we deem it fit to select less privileged, orphans and refugees in other to make them understand that we loved them. We pray for God to help them overcome all their daily challenges,” he stated.
While calling on government at all levels and philanthropists not to relent in assisting the less privileged and vulnerable in the society, Pastor Buru said, these people are faced with so many challenges, hence the need for all and sundry to assist them.
“for the past years 8 years ,I have been celebrating the valentines day with over 500 groups of different peoples “
“Even Last year I celebrated the valentine’s day with over 500 Inmates, Refugees, and the physically challenged. I also used the opportunity to sensitize them on the importance of sharing love irrespective of one’s religion or cultural background because we all are from one God, with Adams and Eve as our original biological parent,” he added.
While expressing happiness over the gifts received, one of the physically challenged kids, Hassan mohammed, said the Pastor always remember them in all festivities throughout the year. He prayed for God’s blessings upon the Pastor for his kind gestures.
He also called on wealthy individuals to always come and visit them, and also always remember persons with disabilities.