An Non-Governmental Ogranisation, Zumunta Association, based in Washington DC, USA, on Saturday donated 50 bags of rice and 170 Cartoons of Indomie noodles to four communities in Southern Kaduna.
The donation was made by Rev. Joseph Hayab on behalf of the association at the palace of the traditional ruler of Kanikon Chiefdom in Kafanchan Local Government Area. Hayab said the four communities include Goska, Dangoma, Bakin Kogi and Ambam.
According to him, what is happening in southern Kaduna is in the news because the world is a global village.
“That is why the association is touched by the ugly incident in the area and extends its assistance and show of love. We believe those communities will appreciate this gesture and use this as a reason to foster understanding, peace and tolerance,” he said.
The cleric said the message of the NGO is “Our ethnic diversity is our strength.”
“Therefore, let us use our ethnic diversity as our strength, let us use our religious diversity as strength and collaborate as brothers and sisters,” he said.
The cleric stressed the need to give peace a chance, saying one will be in great pain when you hear brothers at home fighting, destroying and killing one another.
He appealed to the communities to embrace peace and dialogue as a means for development as, according to him, instead, they could have used that kind of resources in providing boreholes and other social amenities.
“But today, we are providing food, so let us give peace a chance for meaningful development to take place,” Hayab added.
Responding, the District Head of Bakin Kogi, Malam Bako Galadima, thanked the organisation for the kind gesture. Galadima said no community will develop where there is violence and emphasized their commitment to genuine process of peace and dialogue.
The District Head of Ambam, Mr Hosea David expressed his happiness for those showing concern over their plight. David said the NGO has shown that they want peace to reign in our communities, which we are also committed to.