The Diocese of Lagos, Anglican Communion, on Thursday, June 11, donated N5 million cash and medical supplies to the Lagos State Government.
The Anglican Diocese also doled out food items to less privileged families in the state.
Bishop, Humphrey Olumakaiye, while making the donation, said the diocese deemed it necessary to lend her support to the laudable efforts of the state government to cushion the unsettling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on many families in Lagos State.
Bishop Olumakaiye, who commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for his doggedness in the fight against COVID-19, said the gesture was to complement what the Lagos State Government was doing to fight the pandemic.
The bishop who was represented by Ven Segun Ladeinde at the Church Seminary ground in Marina, Lagos, prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
In his words: ‘Apart from the N5million 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.’
Also speaking, the director of the Directorate of Welfare, Lagos Diocese, Ven. Uche Ekwensi, explained that the Church had been in the vanguard of taking care of the less privileged and that the donated money, food items and medical supplies, were to support the state and the needy in the fight against COVID-19.
He said: ‘We are distributing 500 bags of rice, garri, sugar, noodles, beverages, sanitisers and other medical kits to the identified vulnerable and weak families. And as we are also praying, we believe that we will overcome this challenge soonest.’