Sunday, April 04, 2020 / 2.00PM / Nifemi
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In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, faith-based organizations have joined the effort in supporting the relief measures in country.
This article highlights some of the donations made so far by some of the Churches in Nigeria to the help in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The Province of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) donated the sum of N5 million to Ogun State Government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
The details of the fund were contained in a letter presented to the Ogun state representative. The Bishop of Remo Diocese, Archbishop Olusina Fape who led a delegation of Bishops to the Governor's office stated that the token contribution is from 13 dioceses in Ogun and Lagos states under the province of Lagos.
Through the donation the Ogun State Government will able to able to support health workers, provide relief efforts for its citizens during the lockdown period.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG donated 11 Intensive Care Units , ICUs to Lagos, Ogun and Plateau States with ventilators to improve the medical response to the disease.
There are the Enoch & Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Plateau State Enoch & Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Unit, Redeemer's Health Centre Mowe, Ogun State and the Enoch & Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Unit, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos State.
This was facilitated through the RCCG Christian Social Responsibility Initiative which also presented donations of 8,000 hand sanitizers. Pastor JF Odesola presented the donations of 8,000 Hand Sanitizers, 8,000 Surgical Face Masks & 20,000 hand gloves at Mainland Hospital Yaba, on behalf of the general overseer (GO) to support the efforts of the Lagos state government in equipping medical staff.
The Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), donated to the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja medical equipment and relief materials worth millions of naira to help fight the outbreak of novel coronavirus. The Senior Pastor and Founder Dr. Paul Enenche and his wife Dr. Becky Enenche alongside other church leaders handed over the donation to, Dr. Ramatu Tijani, the Minister of state, FCT.
The Senior Pastor also made contributions of equipment towards combating the COVID 19 pandemic as part of the Commissions Christian Social Responsibility. The equipment was given to rural Health Care Centre.
The Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel International donated state-of-the-art Ambulances and Test Kits and other medical supplies to Lagos and Ogun state governments in the midst of the pandemic.
Medical equipment were also donated which included 10 cartons of disposable face masks, 40 pieces of infrared thermometers, 2 cartons of blood pressure monitors, 20 cartons of latex hand gloves, 500 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), amongst other medical items.
Foodstuff such as 400 bags of rice, 150 bags of beans, 400 bags of garri, 500 gallons of vegetable oil were also donated to serve as palliatives for the less privileged affected by the lockdown.
The Elevation Church has also joined COVID-19 efforts in providing relief to citizens during the lockdown in Lagos state, by providing food materials for 2,000 families to assist them over the 14 days lockdown period.