By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
As part of effort towards promoting peace and harmony among different faith base organization in northern Nigeria, a Muslim Scholar and National President of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheick Ibrahim Yakubu El-zakzaky, has distributed over 50 bags of food stuffs to Christian widows, orphans and other needy at various communities in Southern part of Kaduna.
The gesture is aimed at assisting them with food to eat and to strengthen them towards embarking on ceaseless prayers for almighty God to bring an end to the security challenge bedevilling Nigeria, peace and stability in the country.
According to him, the package is also part of his annual food distribution to millions of Nigerians that are facing increasing high cost of food stuff in the country.
In a message, El-zakzaky said “this is part my annual Ramadan gifts to both Muslims and Christians so as to pray for peace in the nation.
The food distribution which started since last weekend to many Muslims communities has now been extended with Christian communities in the southern part of the states which is aimed at helping the needy on a critical situation .
“(Many more food stuffs would be distributed to both Muslims and Christians in this holy month of Ramadan)”, he said
Receiving the food items at his residence, Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life intervention ministry expressed delight and thanked Sheick Ibrahim El-zazaky for the king gesture for remembering the poor Christian amidst of high cost of food stuffs in the markets.
Buru note that most Christians are about to finish their 40 days fasting which they are going to used it for the Esther celebrations
According to him, this is not the first time the sheick is sending food items to many Christians in the Southern part of the state, adding that the aim is to strengthening peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims relationship in the region.
While stressing that this gesture would promote peace and unity among Nigerians, Buru said, the Ramadan food distribution would be extended to Kaduna Journalists with the aims of strengthening them towards practicing their Nobel profession.