Knowing fully well that we are in the season of giving, reports have it that a Muslim woman by the name of Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, had just donated some bags of rice and other food stuff to over 50 Christian widows and their families to enable them celebrate the forthcoming Christmas happily.
Reports have it that Hajiya Tijjani, who is a peace ambassador, made the donation to the widows at the Christ Evangelical Church Ministry in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.
She said that she was always happy to render assistance to widows and elderly persons with their children at every time.
She said it was part of her efforts to strengthen peaceful co-existence among different faith-based organizations in the country and reduce the hardship most widows face.
The peace ambassador said that Christmas provides an opportunity for Muslims to demonstrate to their Christian neighbours that Islam is a religion of peace and love.
Tijjani advised others with generous minds to emulate her by helping the poor and other needy persons at a season like this.
She also commended the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Church Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru, for always distributing foods and drinks to IDPs, the destitute and inmates during Ramadan in past years.
He was always serving cooked foods and drinks to widows and orphans during sallah celebration also, Tijjani said.
She said that Buru’s attitude was what impressed her to start rendering assistance to Christian widows as the Yuletide approaches.
Also, Pastor Yohanna Buru responding on behalf of his church members commended Tijjani for the donation.
He prayed God to reward her abundantly for her kind gesture to the widows in this period.
Tijjani advised the Federal Government to create institutes of comparative studies which, according to her, can proffer solutions to ethno-religious crises in the country.
According to her, such an institute will also help ethnic groups to better understand themselves, promote religious tolerance and how they can live with one another in peace, she said.