Most Rev. Stephen Mamza, Chairman, Adamawa chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has felicitated with Muslims in the state for the successful completion of 30 days Ramadan fast and Eid el-Fitr celebration.
Mamza, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the leadership of CAN in the state was extending special felicitations to all Muslim faithful in the state on the occasion of Sallah.
“I, Most Rev. Dr Stephen 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.
“ 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 (breaking of fast) 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 polarised world.
“Informed by this spirit of love and unity, Adamawa State Christians especially pray for you and congratulate you as you mark this feast,” Mamza said.
He said: “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 el-Fitr.
“We pray that through this just-concluded act 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 the 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,” Mamza said.
He urged Muslims to join hands in prayers for the end of COVID-19, as well as for Allah’s gift of peace and sincere human solidarity, in love for the dignity and good of all in the world.