By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Administration has received free assorted health precautionary kits from the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 in the Territory.
Our correspondent reports that the safety kits donated include: 20 cartons of hand sanitizer, 4 cartons of hand gloves, and 7 packets of face mask.
Making the presentation to FCT Minister of State, Senior Pastor, Paul Eneche, said the donation, which is part of the Church’s corporate social responsibility, was in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ who made life meaningful for the common man.
Eneche noted that the devastation caused by the cironavirus should not be left for government alone, hence the intervention of the church.
Eneche, added that the church has seen the efforts made by government at all levels in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the church will not only pray against it but assist government in whatever means to overcome it.
“We as a church came to see the FCT Minister of State, in the light of the current situation of the global pandemic of COVID-19.
“We have seen the devastation it has caused around the world and the emergency efforts put in place by the government.
“We want to be on the same page with government in line with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, who made life meaningful for the common man.
“We are not just going to pray and trust in God to save us, but we must come out to support the constituted authorities,” he stated.
While receiving the safety kits on behalf of the FCTA, the Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, affirmed that Nigeria has overcome difficult situations in the past and Nigeria will overcome again.
Aliyu used the occasion to commend the Dunamis church for showing leadership quality, adding that the nation is passing through a difficult and extraordinary period that calls for concerted efforts of all to overcome.
According to her: “This is a trying period for all of us. However, in this trying moment, you have exhibited another leadership quality. We don’t have to wait for the government alone to do all the things required for us to curtain this disease.
“This is a line of duty because I understands that both of you (Paul and Becky Eneche) are medical doctors. We have overcome before, and we shall overcome again. This is a trying period and we saw how even the developed countries shut down completely because they abide by the rules and policies of government.”
Aliyu, while thanking the church for the gesture, she called on other religious and corporate bodies to do the same as government is doing everything possible to overcome the situation.
In a related development, Dunamis donated medical equipment and materials to Primary Care Centre, Lugbe in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
The items include 8 units hospital beds and mattresses, 2 units height measuring stick, 1 unit examination couch, 2 units diagnostics set, 3 units accosson sphygmomanometer, 1 standard unit of micro haematoent centrifuge, 1 standard unit of gynae couch among other items.