As Muslims round the world continued their celebration to mark the arrival of the newly Islamic year ,Team of Nigerian Christian cleric has felicitated with all Muslims across the 36 states of Nigeria including Africa, and urged them to intensify prayers for peace and unity in the country and west Africa at large.
Pastor Johanna Buru made the called when a team of Muslim youth visited him at his resident in sabon Tasha,a region in southern part of kaduna-north-west,bNigeria, in other to immensely extend friendly relationship with him and other Christian youth organisation that are living in the area for peace building,
Pastor Johanna wishes every Muslims in the state and across the world a happy Islamic New Year celebration, and enjoined residents of the state to continue living harmoniously and peacefully with tolerance and understanding, so as to support Government mission in promoting peace and unity among its citizens.
The Christian leaders called on federal and state governments to declare the first day of the Islamic calendar as a public holiday, so as to allow every muslims enyoyed the arrival of the news year in a special ways like how they celebrate the English new year.
Islamic New Year is considered to be the second holiest day in the Muslim calendar after Ramadan
According to buru” Nigerian must show Tolerance, forgiveness and help Government in spreading the message of peace, unity among its citizens ,and also to support the government in tackling all forms of ethno-religious, political and regional differences in other to make nIgeria great”
Buru said ,we must congratulate our Muslims brothers that are celebrating their Happy new year Today ,and that we should always remember that “We are from one family Adam and Eve, worshiping one God; and we all believed in paradise and hell, as well as believed in the day of resurrection,and believing also in Holy bible and Qur’an ,there fore, we congratulate the muslim umma round the world ,and we are hoping to join them in the celebration ,in other to promote religious tolerance and forgiveness
Buru further appealed to all Muslims to always remember the less –privileged in the society, begged them to assist Orphans and widows
Buru then condoles with Kaduna Muslims Ummah over the death of Sheick Usman Babantune ,chief Imam of NNPC kaduna and the leader of Kaduna state council of Imams and Ulama,”And he prayed that may God grand him Aljanna
Also responding from the team of the Christian leaders that interact with the muslims youth to promote peace at pastor yohanna resident ,Revren Titus ishiaku of the Christ evangelical church in kaduna, has urged muslims and christian youth leaders to shun hate speeches and encouraged youth to always live in peace and harmony
Mallam Gambo Abdullahi Barnawa, who is one of the youth leaders in the state says,the celebration of the happy new Islamic year is not only for Muslims, But to all human kind, while thanking the Christian leaders for Sending SMS to Muslims youths in congratulating them for the new Islamic year.
In her own remark,Hajiya Ramatu tijjani who a peace ambassador from Northern Nigeria and interfaith member in Nigeria says,we damand a public holiday by federal government in other to allow us celebrate the date
She congratulate Muslims world wide and urged them to pray for world peace and stability across the planet