A team of Christian clerics, headed by Pastor Yohanna Buru has distributed over 100 Quranic reading slates and other instructional materials to some Almajiri schools in Kaduna state.
According to a report by Prime Time News, the reading materials were donated to some Quranic schools in Rigasa, Bakin Ruwa, Mando and some parts of Igabi Local Government area of the state.
Speaking during the distribution ceremony, Mr Buru said the idea behind such exercise was borne out of his desire to continue to advocate for peaceful co-existence, religious tolerance, love and brotherhood among Muslims and Christians in the state.
According to him, distributing the Islamic studies materials would boost the students’ education and enhance the knowledge of the Arabic language.
He urged Muslims and Christians in the country to continue to work towards the attainment of peace and unity for the promotion of socio-economic development of the nation.
“We are distributing over 100 Arabic’s reading slates and other materials to boost education of Almajiri in the state,” Mr Buru said.
The clergy, therefore, charged religious and community leaders in the state to continue to preach peace in society.
“The church cannot forget what Muslim woman, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, did to them when she distributed over 50 bibles to us.
“The same woman shared wrappers cloths and other food items to Christian widows and orphans to celebrate Christmas and New Year,” he pointed out.
He, however, called on UNESCO, UNICEF and the Federal Government to support the education of Almajiri.
Receiving the items, a Rigasa-based Islamic cleric, Lawal Maduru, who is the Galadiman Tudun–Wada, commended the foresight of the pastor, describing the initiative as germane towards promoting unity, peace and understanding among Muslims and Christians in the state.