The Northern Muslim and Christian faith forum, a Northern Socio-Religious organization has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to recognize the contribution of Prophet. T.B Joshua to National development.
This is as they also called on the Federal government to as a matter of urgency partner with the Religious Leader for the social economic development of the country.
A statement from the group made available to newsmen in Kaduna stated that Prophet. T.B Joshua is a renowned preacher with followers scattered all over the globe and his humanitarian gestures are unrivaled in Nigeria.
The statement jointly signed by the Coordinator Ustaz Bello Gazali and Secretary General, Yohanna James noted that recently after the earthquake in Ecuador the Prophet and Emmanuel TV Partners reached out by chartering a cargo plane which carried 20 tons of emergency relief to distressed areas affected by the devastating earthquake.
The statement also said “An Israeli rescue and relief organization recognized by the United Nations, ZAKA had taken cognizance of the numerous other charitable deeds done by Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Team.
Consequently, ZAKA’s chairman, Rabbi Yehuda Meshi Zahav came to The SCOAN last week and escorted Prophet T.B. Joshua to Israel to award him for his efforts and to also invite him to partner with them to advance the work of God in Israel.”
The Forum therefore said it has become pertinent for Nigeria to recognize the effort of the Prophet and recognize his achievements for the country. They said Government also need to take the Prophet serious as his prophecy about food scarcity in the beginning of the year has come to pass with the attendant hardship in the country.
The Forum said many persons that heed the prophecy and went back to the farm especially in the north are now reaping bountifully, and called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to tap his spiritual and economic wisdom towards moving the country forward.
The statement also revealed that plans are already on ground for Muslims and Christians in the north to join hands and honour Prophet T.B. Joshua for his humanitarian efforts which do not discriminate and urge other Religious leaders in the county to emulate him in assisting the less privileged ones in the society.