Around 1000 poor Muslims in Kaduna State’s Chikun Local Government Area received food on Wednesday from the Church of Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Mission, Sabon Tasha, in preparation for the 30-day Ramadan fast.
Bags of rice, bags of maize, bags of millet, as well as plastic kettles were some of the commodities and other supplies donated to the predominantly Almajiri beggars at the Kano Road Central Mosque in Kaduna, the state capital, under the auspices of the Association of People with Disabilities.
Pastor Yohanna Buru, the church’s general overseer, told reporters shortly after the distribution exercise that the church was focusing on more than 1000 poor Muslims in the North.
He claims that the church provided sacks of rice, maize, and other food supplies to underprivileged Muslims in five northern states the year before so they could completely observe the month of Ramadan’s 30-day fast and daily prayers.
“We included mats and plastic kettles in this year’s handout so that recipients might remain at home and pray to God to end the nation’s growing difficulties with insecurity, excessive inflation, and other issues that are threatening its peace and stability.
As we purchased 50 bags of corn and millet to distribute in different areas of the North, we are specifically aiming to help over 1000 underprivileged Muslims, he continued.
The preacher urged retailers to stop arbitrarily raising food prices during the Holy Month of Ramadan fasting while also pleading with well-meaning people to help the less fortunate.
We wish Muslims around the world a joyful Ramadan Kareem in advance as they begin the 30 days of fasting and prayer, he said.
One of the state’s leaders of the Association of People Living with Disabilities, Mallam Hassan Mohammed, welcomed the gifts and expressed gratitude for the gesture, which he claimed had been going on for more than ten years.