By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel on Wednesday donated an Ambulance and Personal Protective Gear (PPE) to the Ogun state government to help in curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
Presenting the items to the State government at the Governor’s office, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital, the Presiding Bishop of the Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, said the gesture was part of the Church’s commitment towards ending the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
Bishop Oyedepo who was represented by his son who is also a Senior Pastor in the Church, Pastor David Oyedepo Junior commended the efforts of the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration in curtailing the spread of the pandemic.
The items donated to the state are: a Toyata Ambulance, 10 cartons latex hand gloves, five cartons of disposable hand gloves, 20 units of infrared thermometers and 250 units of personal protective devices.
Others are: 10 units of pulse reading metre, 10 units of blood pressure monitor, 2 units of a multi-parameter monitor and 850 bottles of hand sanitisers.
The cleric expressed optimism that Coronavirus would soon be a thing of the past in the country.
He said, “I have the confidence with the prayers of the Saints across the nations of the earth and particularly in Nigeria that God will bring a sudden end to the scourge of Coronavirus.
“As a nation, we remain committed to partnering with the government in this fight to bring an end to the threat to humanity. To this end, we are extending the following material support to boost the management and tackling of COVID-19 menace in Ogun State.
“We have come for the purpose of demonstrating our solidarity to the Ogun state government in the battle against COVID-19 which has been a global pandemic. We are all in the same fight together in driving towards victory and we trust God that at the end of the day we will have a song of victory.”
“We have come today to present some items to help in this fight against this pandemic and we rest assured that not only as we take steps medically and professionally but as we also take steps spiritually, that the victory is secured in the name of Jesus.”
Receiving the items on behalf of the state, the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele commended the Church for the generous donation and reiterated the government’s commitment to partnering religious organisation and individuals in the curtailing the spread of the virus.
She called on other private individuals, religious leaders and other well-meaning Nigerians to support the government in its fight of ridding the state of the virus.
The Deputy Governor noted that the items would go a long way in helping the state in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.