The Diocese of Lagos Church of Nigeria(Anglican Communion) under its diocesan, Rt. Rev’d Humphrey B. Olumakaiye has donated a relief materials, medical and a sum of N5m as part of its support to the Lagos State Government in its fight to contain the globally ravaging effect of Coronavirus on the residents of the state who are under lockdown.
Apart from the the financial support of the five million naira, the Diocese also donated food items including different sizes of well packaged bags of rice, spaghetti noodles, a lorry load of bottled water, well-packaged garri, cartons of milk and beverages all worth over N20m in value and medical products worth over a million Naira.
The donation of cash gift and presentation of food items were personally made on behalf of the Diocesan by his wife, Mama Lagos, Professor Mrs Motunrayo Olumakaiye and the Synod Secretary Ven Segun Ladehinde noting that the church delivered on its commitment to strengthen and support the effort of the state government at this trying time.
Items donated include:
- 500 bags of 12.5kg rice
- 500 bags of 5kg rice
- 450 bags of 2kg garri
- 20 bags of 50kg rice
- 43 cartons of different sizes of vegetable oil
- 75 cartons of sanitizer and other medical kits.
- Lorry load of water
- 28 bags of sugar
- 20 cartons of spaghetti
- 50 cartons of noodles
- 9 cartons of Macaroni
- 34 cartons of milk
- 25 cartons of beverage (Milo and Ovaltine)
The Bishop, Olumakaiye in a signed statement said in parts:
“We commend and appreciate the great work you have been doing, since the outbreak of the pandemic. A great leader is known during the time of crises, you have demonstrated an uncommon leadership strait.
“We deem it necessary, as a Diocese to lend our own support for the laudable efforts of the government to cushion the unsettling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on many families in Lagos State.
“Apart from the Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) already paid by our Province into the designated account provided by the government, we are donating various food and other essential items directly to the weak and vulnerable in the state coupled with medical supplies to support the state in the fight against this pandemic.
“We want to assure you that we are not just supporting you physically, our prayers are assured and we know that we will overcome this challenge soonest.
Bishop Olumakaiye pray that God will continue to give the governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu sound health and wisdom as he lead the state in Jesus’ name.
“We are always proud of you.”; Bishop Olumakaiye noted.