Eid-al-Fitr: Iran Embassy Partners with NGO to Celebrate at IDP Camp, Abuja

By: 'Seyifunmi Adebote 

Following the Islamic month of fasting – Ramadan, Eid Mubarak greetings continue to fill the air as Muslims across the world revel in the celebration of Eid Al Fitr. The Eid Al Fitr holds a huge significance for Muslim faithful and is usually dedicated to celebrating with family, friends, and others who may not be so privileged.

Eid-al-Fitr: Iran Embassy Partners with NGO to Celebrate at IDP Camp, Abuja

 To mark this year’s Eid Al Fitr, the Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Morteza Rahimi Zarchi, on Friday, June 15, 2018, led dignitaries from the Iranian embassy in Nigeria to celebrate with Internally Displaced Persons at the Durumi, Area 1, Camp, Abuja in partnership with an NGO, Child Aid and Sponsorship Awareness Foundation.

Speaking with journalists at the camp, the Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Zarchi said: “We are doing this as a Muslim country, more importantly, as human. These children at the IDP camp are our children, that is why we have partnered with CASAF to bring them clothes to wear and food to eat this Eid Al Fitr”


Eid-al-Fitr: Iran Embassy Partners with NGO to Celebrate at IDP Camp, Abuja

Child Aid and Sponsorship Awareness Foundation (CASAF) representative, Temitiope Obitunwase was emphatic that the organization “remains one of Nigeria’s leading NGO that has consistently created awareness with the aim of providing sustainable solutions towards the plights of underprivileged children.” CASAF currently runs a free education Project for the Internally Displaced Children and rally support for orphans and less privileged children in the society.

Eid-al-Fitr: Iran Embassy Partners with NGO to Celebrate at IDP Camp, Abuja

The Iranian embassy in Nigeria pledged to sustain these efforts at the IDP camp and corporate with the Federal Government of Nigeria to beef up security and growth economic development in Nigeria. Amb Morteza Rahimi Zarchi recently signed a new deal that allows Iran to open some branches of Iranian universities in Nigeria and contribute significantly to fighting terrorism in Nigeria.
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