Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa State chapter, Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza has expressed solidarity and felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of 2020 Eid-el-fitr celebration.
In a statement he personally signed, Mamza said Christians in the state have identified with their Muslim neighbours especially during the Ramadan fasting through greetings, meetings and even sharing of Iftar.
” I Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza is aware that the month of Ramadan is so central in your religion and therefore dear to you at personal and communal levels. During this time you grow spiritually through the experience of God’s healing, sharing with the poor and the strengthening of family and friendship bonds.
” We your Christian friends wish to identify with you on this very special occasion of grace and friendship as typified in the greetings, meetings, and, where possible, by sharing in an iftar with you. Our bonds of unity and togetherness on such special occasions go a long way to foster fraternity between Christians and Muslims which is critically needed in such a polarized world.
” Informed by this spirit of love and unity that Adamawa State Christians specially pray for you and congratulate you as you mark this feast.
“As the Muslim Community in Adamawa State and their counterparts in other regions of the world complete the month of Ramadan which is marked by fasting, prayers and almsgiving, please accept our warmest greetings and best wishes.
” We pray for you our Muslim brothers and sisters for your successful completion of the month of fasting and for a great celebration of the feast of Eid al-Fitr.
” We pray that through this just concluded acts of fasting, prayers and alms-giving you may find grace and favour in Allah’s eyes and may you have a happy and holy celebration.
” On behalf of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Adamawa State Chapter may I extend best wishes to you as you reap the rewards of your fast, religious acts of piety and enjoy the protection of Allah’s abiding presence. As we together pray for the end of Covid-19, may we also continue to ask Allah for the gift of peace and sincere human solidarity in love for the dignity and good of all in the world,” the statement said.