A Kaduna-based Cleric, Pastor Yohanna Buru, has urged Nigerians to always show love to the physically-challenged and less-privileged in the society so as to make them feel loved.
Buru made the appeal when he led a delegation of Christian leaders of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, to orphanage homes called the “home of hundreds destitute in Kaduna” to mark the Saint Valentine’s Day.
He said their choice of the vulnerable groups was to show them love and care because they need it; stressing that, many of them were being neglected and rejected by the society due to their nature, which makes life and survival extremely difficult for them.
According him, the best way to celebrate Valentine is to spend the whole day with less-privileged in the society, which include; handicapped kids, children with deformities, the deaf and dump, the blind, those with leprosy, widows, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and inmates.
“As people around the world celebrate Valentines’ Day with their loved ones, sharing beautiful flowers and many good things of joy and happiness, we deem it fit to select less-privileged, orphans and refugees, in order to make them understand that we love them. We pray for God to help them overcome all their daily challenges,” he noted.
While calling on government at all levels and philanthropists not to relent in assisting the less-privileged and vulnerable in the society, Pastor Buru said, these people are faced with so many challenges; hence the need for all and sundry to assist them.
“Last year, I celebrated the Valentine’s Day with over 500 inmates, refugees, and the physically-challenged. I also used the opportunity to sensitize them on the importance of sharing love, irrespective of one’s religion or cultural background, because we all are from one God, with Adam and Eve as our original biological parents,” added.
While expressing happiness over the gifts received, one of the physically-challenged kids, Musa, said the Pastor always remembered them in all festivities throughout the year. He prayed for God’s blessings upon the Pastor for his persistent kind gestures.