1st September, 2017
To demonstrate good neighbourliness and love, a Kaduna-based Cleric, Yohanna Buru, has given gifts to over 1,000 Muslim inmates, destitute, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and street beggars.
Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Fellowship, said the gesture was to assist and make them happy in the spirit of Sallah.
He donated some items to the inmates which included soft drinks and toiletries, saying it was a way of encouraging underprivileged Muslims to partake in the Sallah festivities.
Buru advised good citizens in the country to always help the underprivileged in the society anytime the opportunity presented itself.
He also appealed to wealthy individuals to remember the needy on occasions like Sallah to attract God’s blessings.
“We, as Christian leaders, we share whatever we have on special days like this because we are from one family.
“Our Bible teaches us to assist the less-privileged and the needy in the society,” he said.
Buru stressed the need to straighten relationship between Muslims and Christians in the country, saying: “we are brothers and sisters and we must be united and live as one.”
Receiving the items at a destitute home on Kano Road, Muntari Saleh, the Public Relations Officer of Northern Blind Forum expressed satisfaction for the kind gesture.
Muntari showered prayers on the pastor, asking God to continue to bless him.
“No one remembers us today as the world is celebrating Eid-il-Kabir, only our neighbours, the Christians,” he said.
Muntari called on other religious leaders to emulate the example of Buru.