Nigerian Cleric Celebrates Valentine’s With hundreds of Physically Challenges, Less Privileged IDPs
By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna
A Nigerian Christian Cleric based in Kaduna, Pastor Yohanna Buru, has urged Nigerians to always show love to the physically challenged and less privileged in the society and displaced persons as a result of banditry, kidnapping and terrorism attacks,so as to make them feel loved and happiness any where they find them serves.
Buru made the appeal when he led a delegation of Christian leaders of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry to Kano Road central mosque kaduna, to meet and interact with hundreds of street destitute to mark the Saint Valentine’s Day close to the Mosque.
He said their choice of the vulnerable groups was to show them love and care simply because they need it; stressing that, many of them were been neglected and rejected by the society due to their nature, which makes live and survival extremely difficult especially during a season like this.
*This year saint’s Valentine comes amids of insecurity collapsed, high cost of living, scarcity of fuel amids of banditry, and terrorism situation affecting peace stability in the country.
According him, the best way to celebrate valentine is to spend the whole day with less-privileged in the society, which include; Handicapped kids, children with Deformities, Deaf and dump, the blind, those with leprosy, Widows, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the Inmates.
Pastor Yohanna has visited many street beggars and orphanage home with the aims of sharing love and care to hundreds of destitutes in order to strengthening good relationship among the adherence of different faith base organization in the state
“As people around the world celebrate valentines’ day with their loves ones, sharing beautiful flowers and many Good things of joy and happiness, we deem it fit to select less privileged, orphans and refugees in other to make them understand that we loved them. We pray for God to help them overcome all their daily challenges,” he noted.
While calling on government at all levels and philanthropists not to relent in assisting the less privileged and vulnerable in the society, Pastor Buru said, these people are faced with so many challenges, hence the need for all and sundry to assist them.
“Last two years, I celebrated the valentine’s day with over 500 Inmates, Refugees, and the physically challenged.as I also used the opportunity to sensitize them on the importance of sharing love irrespective of one’s religion or cultural background because we all are from one God, with Adams and Eve as our original biological parent,” added.
While expressing happiness over the gifts received, one of the physically challenged kids, Musa, said the Pastor always remember them in all festivities throughout the year. He prayed for God’s blessings upon the Pastor for his kind gestures.
Adding that this year Valentine celebration comes amids of challenges and general elections by corner, hence the need to engage every to emback on ceaseless prayers and fasting for successful conduct of the 2023 elections.