The Living Faith Church, aka Winner’s Chapel has announced the approved donation to Ogun and Lagos State governments in an effort to fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Nigeria.
This was made public and issued by Professor Sheriff Folarin, the chairman of the editorial and media board. According to the Nigerian Tribune, part of the statement contained in the release stated thus; “The global coronavirus pandemic has reached dangerous dimensions, with a spike in infection numbers around the world, and inevitable adverse effects on the global economy and on virtually all areas of human endeavour.
“Living Faith Church as a faith-based organisation with a global outreach wishes to register its support, in entirety, to the Nigerian government and global efforts to win the war against this unseen but common enemy of mankind,”
Describing the packages delivered, Professor Folarin noted “Each of the ambulances will be donated to Lagos and Ogun States, to boost the disease control measures and treatment.
“Other items include 20 cartons of latex hand gloves (10 boxes per carton), 10 cartons of disposable face masks (40 boxes per carton), 40 pieces of infrared thermometer (gun-shaped type), 500 pieces of personal protective device (PPE) Hazmat suit, two boxes of pulse oximeter (10 per box), and two cartons of blood pressure monitor (10 per carton).”
Aside the above, foods items were also received, the statement reports that; “Also received are food items, which are meant for immediate distribution as palliatives to the less privileged who are likely to be the worst hit by the lockdown. These are 400 bags of rice, 150 bags of beans, 400 bags of garri, 500 gallons of vegetable oil, among other items.”
Bishop David Oyedepo has a track records of sending relief materials in situations like this. We reported on this platform last year March, 2019 how the Bishop distributed relief materials to the IDP Camps in Maiduguri.
The professor further stated “He said that “The ministry barely makes noise about this philanthropy and responsibility to the nation and children of God, inspired by its belief in the biblical admonition that all acts of kindness should not be for showmanship- ‘for, the Father who sees your secret kindness shall reward openly.’ Nevertheless, the church will not relent in offering help and partnering with government at all levels and responsible agencies, to tame COVID-19 and other monsters such as hunger and illiteracy, that have, in more recent times, short-changed humanity.”