The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Tuesday handed over intensive care facilities to Ogun state government to help in the state’s effort to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The medical equipment donated are two ventilators, two ICU beds, two infusion pumps, one vital signs monitors and one suctioning machine.
Adeboye while speaking to journalists at Redemption Camp, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway where he handed the equipment to the state Deputy Governor, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, noted that the gesture was part of the RCCG’s contributions to the fight against COVID-19.
Adeboye who was represented by the Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, said the church had been in the forefront of managing the effects of COVID – 19 by donating surgical face masks, hand gloves and hand sanitisers.
The cleric disclosed that the Church had distributed over 20,000 bags of 1kg rice and other food items to people in order to cushion the effect of the lockdown.
Adeboye prayed that the COVID – 19 crisis would soon over to allow Nigerians return to their daily activities.
His words, “The occasion of the official handing over of this medical equipment to Ogun state is part of the contribution of the leadership of RCCG to government effort to control the spread of COVID-19.
“The RCCG has been in the forefront of the efforts to manage the effects of COVID-19 through direct support to governments, donations of surgical face masks, hand gloves and hand sanitizers. To help cushion the effect of the lockdown on Nigerians, irrespective of their tribes and religion, the RCCG on the last two weeks has distributed not less than 20,000 (1kg) bags of rice and other food items.
“It is our prayer that this crisis will soon be over and that every Nigerian will be back to their daily activities,” he said.
The deputy governor in her response, applauded the donations of the RCCG which according to her would ease the burden of the government in its efforts to curtain the virus.
She urged the RCCG to continually support and pray against the virus with a view to curbing the spread.
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“Finally, we ask you to continue to support us in prayer. The reality is that prayer is what will get rid of this thing from everywhere. And we know this is your forte here.
“We hope that the God Lord will answer our prayer in very shortest time,” she said.