UAE reaches out to Mus­lims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The Em­bassy of the United Arab Emi­rates in Abuja has or­gan­ised If­tar (break­ing of fast) for over 3,000 Mus­lims as part of its char­i­ta­ble and hu­man­i­tar­ian pro­grammes dur­ing the month of Ra­madan. The pro­gramme which fea­tured the dis­tri­bu­tion of food, dates, cloth­ing and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, took place si­mul­ta­ne­ously at Is­lamic cen­tres and mosques in and out­side Abuja, em­bassy of­fi­cials told Daily Trust in Abuja yes­ter­day.

The em­bassy col­lab­o­rated with the Khal­ifa Bin Zayed AlNahyan Foun­da­tion for Hu­man­i­tar­ian Deeds, the Red Cres­cent and the Shar­jah Char­i­ta­ble So­ci­ety to ex­e­cute the pro­gramme. The coun­try’s Am­bas­sador to Nige­ria, Mah­mood Mo­hammed Mah­mood AlMah­mood, said all the items were dis­trib­uted un­der the ob­ser­va­tion of the em­bassy at var­i­ous cen­tres since the com­mence­ment of the Ra­madan.

In ad­di­tion, the em­bassy or­gan­ises if­tar for in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPs) at var­i­ous camps in the FCT, he said.

At the IDP camp at Du­rumi, Abuja, our re­porter saw men, women and their chil­dren wait­ing in queues to re­ceive their If­tar pack­ages and Eid Al­fitr dress­ing from the em­bassy of­fi­cials. Chair­man of the camp, Ibrahim Ah­madu, ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the spon­sors and called on other well-mean­ing Nige­ri­ans to em­u­late them.

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