The general injunction requiring Christians to care for the needy in their midst was put into practice in the Anglican Diocese of Niger West on Saturday, 2nd of May 2020. On this day, the diocese doled out palliatives to those who were badly affected by the ongoing lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
Handing out these items which include several bags of rice and cartons of noodles, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Revd Johnson Ekwe, PhD., who just came out from the diocesan first Saturday programme (Mount Zion) explained that the present palliatives was the diocese’s second intervention to cushion the sufferings of those who have been severely affected by the hardship resulting from the pandemic.
The Diocesan also expressed his most profound gratitude to the many individuals, families, friends of the diocese and men of goodwill whose generous donations made the palliative intervention possible.
He charged the archdeacons and priests in charge of special Churches, saddled with the responsibility of getting the items to the grass roots of their Archdeaconries and churches to express the highest level of diligence in ensuring that the palliatives reach the individuals and families that need them most. Calling down special benedictions on the donors, the Diocesan entreaties God’s mercy to cleanse the world of “this ravaging monster” in no distance time.