The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to Nigerians to reflect on the values of the just concluded Ramadan fast even as it joins Muslims around the world to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitri festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.I
In a statement signed by it’s president, Archbishop Daniel Okoh the Christian body noted that Ramadan fast is about self sacrifice, a time of self-reflection and a renewed commitment to living a life of piety and peace.
‘It teaches us the importance of sacrifice, compassion, and generosity towards others, especially the less privileged in our society. As we mark this important occasion, we must take the opportunity to reflect on the lessons of Ramadan and the values that it teaches us which is love for one another and mutual understanding for a peaceful society
The body then extends greetings and felicitations to the President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria. We rejoice with them and pray that the blessings of God will be with them now and always.
According to CAN, Islam and Christianity share a lot of good virtues in common.
It counseled that adherents to both faith must use their understanding of the Holy books to promote inclusivity, and work towards building a more tolerant and egalitarian society for us all.
CAN also called on Nigerians to use the opportunity of the Eid-ul-Fitri festival, to pray for our beloved country, for peace, and for the prosperity of all .