Harmattan: Clerics make case for needy
By Ojo Sola and Akon Eddy
Worried by the suffering of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), homeless and physically challenged persons during harmattan, a team of clerics had called on well meaning Nigerians, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations to donate hash-weather-kit to the needy to guide against cold.
The clerics, who were led by the General-Overseer-of-Christ-Evangelical-and-Peace-Revival-of-Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Buru
made the appeal during a visit to motherless babies’ and beggars/destitute homes in Kaduna on Friday.
He said, “diseases such as Influenza , Meningitis and Apollo usually spread faster during this season.
”This Harmattan season comes with its own challenges to health and environment. These people really need our assistance so as to help them protect themselves from cold”, he said.
An Islamic Scholar, Alaramma Mohammad Bichi, from Barnawa Kaduna disclosed immeasurable blessings God attached to will given, adding that “even the Almajiris that are out there on the street on tattered and dirty clothes needs help from us to make their lives better.”
“We need to help the needy at this time for God”s blessings and forgiveness.
“For His intervention to make our country great, and also end security challenges affecting our nation which has contributed to the set-back of economic and social development”
“We call on both Christians and Muslims to donate toward this worthy cause.
Spokesman, Northern Blind Forum of Nigeria, Mallam Muntari Saleh, decried the Neglect and stigmatization of his members by Nigerians by not involving them in most development activities in the country.
“Most people turn their backs on us and majority of our members and it other destitute have no shelter.
“During raining season, the rain beat us, and at harmattan season ,the cold deal with us.
“No one care for us, protect us and our children. In good or bad times, its only Allah”, Saleh said.
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