The Anglican Diocese of Lagos on Thursday donated food items and medical supplies to the weak and vulnerable families in the state as part of efforts to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
Bishop Humphrey Olumakaiye of the diocese who made the donations at the Seminary Ground in Marina, Lagos, said that it was to complement what the Lagos State Government was doing to fight the pandemic.
Rev. Olumakaiye, who was represented by Ven. Segun Ladeinde, commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for his doggedness in the fight against COVID-19.
“We commend and appreciate the great work you have been doing, since the outbreak of the pandemic.
“A great leader is known during time of crisis, you have demonstrated an uncommon leadership trait.
“We deem it necessary, as a Diocese, to lend our own support to the laudable efforts of the government to cushion the unsettling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic among many families in Lagos State.
“Apart from the N5 million already paid by our Province into the designated account provided by the government, we are donating food items directly to the weak and the vulnerable in the state,” he said.
He said that the donated food items and medical supplies were to support the state in the fight against this pandemic.
“Five hundred bags of rice, ‘garri’, sugar, noodles, beverages, sanitizers and other medical kits will be presented to identified vulnerable and weak families.
“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.
“We also pray that God will continue to give our leaders sound health and wisdom as they lead the state in Jesus name. We are always proud of you,” he said.