Some Christian leaders have donated praying materials to mosques in Kaduna as part of efforts to strengthen religious harmony. The move was in line with the World International Interfaith Week declared by the United Nations (UN).
The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru, led the team, which included Rev. Titus Ishiyaku and A. Abraham.He stressed that the gesture would curb ethno-religious, political, socio-economic and communal crisis.
“We are targeting 20 mosques today to extend our hands of fellowship and friendship through the donation of praying materials. “The visit is also to interact with other top Islamic scholars on ways to strengthen peace and interfaith harmony.
Baru explained that last Wednesday, a Muslim woman donated some gadgets that could be used to clean church premises. He added that also last year, the same women donated dozens of plastics chairs to a church.
Baru noted that the frequent crises have led to mosques and churches opening different schools and making the residents to mark some communities as enemy’s zone.
Receiving the donations at one of the mosques along Kano Road, called “The mosque of destitute” Mallam Musa Abdullahi expressed satisfaction and appealed to other clerics to emulate the gesture.The chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Kaduna branch, Alhaji Adamu Yusuf, also received some kettles on behalf of the NUJ mosque.