UAE reaches out to Muslims
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.