First lady, Hajiya Aisha Buari, on Thursday, donated some bags of rice and cartons of liquid milk to the Christian community in Abuja for Christmas.
In her address on the occasion, she said that the donation was to support the Christian families of the First Baptist Church in FCT, Abuja. Aisha, who was represented by Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice-President, said the kind gesture was done out of passion and love.
“I know there are men of God and people of God here and I see a lot of Christian mothers, the youth and children too, it is lovely to be here” “The Bible says how good and pleasant it is when God makes us enjoy together in unity.
“I am not here in my own capacity; I am here representing the wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “Everyone knows that she has a large heart and she has sent a lot of items to the Christian community, I am here to watch the handing over of the items to them,” she said.
Responding, the FCT chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Jonah, thanked Hajiya Buhari for identifying with the Christian community at this festive period. Jonah assured Buhari that the items would be distributed to all the Christian groups in the FCT.
“We want to assure you that by the grace of God, the distribution would go round all the Christian groups”. He also expressed the community’s continued support for President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its bid to tackle corruption, insecurity and improve the economy. Also speaking, the CAN chairman, North Central, Rev. Isreal Akanji, said the kind gesture showed a sense of unity.
“I am really grateful, this is leadership; it is a sense of unity for the nation.
“Hajiya Aisha Buhari is a Muslim and she knows that this cerebration is for Christians and yet she has decided to brighten the hearts of Christians,” Akanji said.