NEWSDAILYNIGERIA– As the season of this year’s yuletide celebration commences world wide , which mark the birth of jesus Christ ,
A Muslim Woman Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed has commenced distribution of Christmas trees to many Pastors, ,Evangelists and other Christian leaders across the 19 northern part of the country aimed at strengthening Christian-muslim relations and equally spread the message of peace and harmony between adherents of both religions.
This year’s Christmas celebration comes amidst the new version of corona Virus pandemic called omicron variant, and various security challenges, couple with the high cost of food stuffs in the markets,
According to her, she has already bought 50 Christmas trees which is going to be shared to many Christian families across the 19 Northern States including donating some of the items to widows while others would be taken to orphanage homes ,so as to make the children feel happy and remember that is the birth of the Christ,
Stressing that Christmas provides an opportunity for Muslims world wide to demonstrate to their Christian neighbours that Islam is a religion of peace, forgiveness love and tolerance.
Pastor Yohanna Buru is one of the Christian Clergies that received the gifts, he said, every year Muslims from various states of Nigeria usually send him Christmas trees and other gifts towards strengthening the good relationship Saying that he is really happy with the gift and pray that the Almighty God bless her tremendously for such beautiful efforts
Buru said, every year , the church usually Cook and distribute food stuffs to Muslims during Ramadan,and according to him, that promotes peace and unity
He said, we should remember that ,we are created by one God, and we are the children of Adam and eve, “we are one family under God, hence the need for us to live in peace and harmony”
Similarly, Pastor Joel Zigo from Christ Evangelical and Life Intervension Ministry Sabon Tasha Kaduna State says , The church cannot forget Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani for her tremendeous effort of sending many Christmas trees and other foodstuffs to the church widows and orphans
He then called on wealthy individuals to always help the needy during the christmas and new year
While calling on Government to provide enough security during and after the new celebration to halt acts of terrorism, banditry,and kidnapping
Hafsat said, this is not the first time, she is sending her friends and other families both home and abroad Christmas trees, because even last year, she donated over 30 Christmas tress to some of her families that are residing in the southern part of the country.
She said, every year, she usually save money for the period of 6 month to enable her buy Christmas trees from Lagos down to the north,
Hafsat said, for the past 8 years, she has been distributing and sharing many Christmas trees in order to strengthening Christian and Muslim relations in the country ,and promote peace and unity among both faith organizations
“ Ethno-religious,and political crisis has caused many set back in the northern part of the country, hence the need to promote peace and unity,tolerance and better understanding to live in peace and harmony” she said
Hafsat, also explained what informed decorating Pastor Yohannan Buru’s house with Christmas trees,” the reason for decorating the pastor s house is also to beautify it with tree and light, wreaths, stocking, garment, ornament is basically, to spread the message of peace and harmony”
Responding, some of the Christians clerics that received the gifts expressed delight and pray to Almighty God to Bless her family and make her great.