The Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Awka, His Grace, The Most Revd Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim has distributed some food items worth millions to help in cushioning the effects of COVID-19 in all the parishes in Awka Diocese.
Most Reverend Ibezim said the items which includes one hundred thousand kilogramme of rice, cartoons of noddles, cartons of biscuits, hand sanitizer and tubers of yam was to compliment those distributed earlier to alleviate the plight the poor people in the diocese.
While distributing the items through all the Archdeacons in the seventeen Archdeacory in the diocese of Awka at the Bishop’s Court, Emmaus House, Most Reverend Ibezim said that the pandemic has caused a lot of hardships to people more especially the down trodden stating that the gesture was in keeping faith and showing love to their flocks assuring that the plight will not remain forever.
The Archbishop urged pastors to work together as it is a time for churches to show her relivance to the followers while the affluent should convert their wealth to Kingdom value by extending help to the poor.
The Bishop commended the Women Ministry headed by his wife Mrs Martha Chioma Ibezim, the Knights of the church and others who donated the items to cushion the hardships occasioned by the pandemic.