From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
In the spirit of peaceful co-existence, religious tolerance ,love and better understanding among different faith based organization in Kaduna State, a Muslim woman, Hajia Ramatu Tijjani yesterday donated Christmas tree for the decoration of the residence of Kaduna State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Reverend John Joseph Hayap.
Speaking to media after decorating the house with Christmas tree , light, , stocking, garment and , ornament HajiaTijjani said the CAN Chairman is a man of peace, honesty and integrity .
According to her, Kaduna state CAN chairman is a man of peace,trust and integrity and this is the way to show him appreciation for what he is doing in peace building in the northern Nigeria
She added that Christmas provides an opportunity for Muslims and Christian neighbours to build a peaceful Society.
Hajia Tijjani noted that both Muslims and Christians are children of Adam and Eve and believe in one God (Allah).
“Muslims and Christians have holy books, which are Bible and Qur’an. Both of them believed in life after death, and both believed in paradise and hell. So, we are all brothers and sisters; therefore, we must support each other to live in peace and harmony.”
Ramatu who is a specialist in peace and conflict prevention in Nigeria says ,in each and every year, she usually buys Christmas trees and donate to her friends and family in Nigeria and outside.
In his response, Reverend John Joseph Hayap expressed gratitude for the kind gesture displayed by Hajia Ramatu Tijjan
He thanked her for the show of love, calling on Muslim and Christian faithful to live in peace and harmony.