Christians, Muslims hold fellowship, dine together
Christian and Muslim groups who attended the ECWA Gospel Church Tudun Nupawa “Friends Special Day” in Kaduna yesterday agreed to ensure peaceful and harmonious coexistence and work towards the development of the state.
The programme which was organized to boost peace-building efforts in the community and the state and provide assistance to street beggars and the disabled witnessed prominent Christian and Muslim leaders exchanging gifts and having lunch together.
Speaking at the occasion, Senator Aziz Zego, chairman of the planning committee, said commitment to peace should not only be in words but also in deeds, while the senior pastor of the church, Rev. Yunusa S. Nmadu (Jnr) said both Christians and Muslims can live together because they were all created by God, adding that it is necessary to cement peaceful relationship between the two religions by fellowshipping and dinning together.
Rev. Nmadu commended the Muslim youths who guarded the church and prevented it from being destroyed during the recent crisis in the state.
Imam of the Salmat Juma’at mosque Bachama Tudun Wada, Sheikh Dahiru Adamu, enjoined all to live in peace as that is the only way to ensure development, stability and progress.
The Village Head of Tudun Nupawa, Dr. Yusuf Nadabo, who is also the Head of Department, Anatomy in the Kaduna State University (KASU) blamed the incessant crises on selfish politicians, and urged the people to shun violence and live in peace. Also, the District Head of Tudun Wada, Alhaji Falalu, who was represented by the Matawallen Tudun Wada, Auwal Usman, said the holy books encourage peaceful coexistence and both Christians and Muslims should eat from each other and intermarry.
Also speaking, retired General Zamani Lekwot urged adherents of the two religions to continue to live peacefully together and work together for the progress of the state and the nation.