Chris­tians, Mus­lims hold fel­low­ship, dine to­gether

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Dick­son S. Adama, Kaduna

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.

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