The Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFCW), the parent body of the No. 1 tertiary institution in West Africa, Covenant University, has donated ambulances, test kits, and personal protective device (PPE) to the Lagos and Ogun State governments, to assist in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) scourge in Nigeria.
The LFCW, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, also donated medical resources and food items as part of its phased and continuous support to the Nigerian authorities in taming the COVID-19 pandemic and the biting effects of the lockdown on less privileged of the country.
While taking delivery of the ambulances and other medical items on Monday, March 30, 2020, Presiding Bishop, LFCW and Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr David Oyedepo, maintained that the church would continue to render medical, material and spiritual support to the government and the people to ensure that the situation in Nigeria did not explode or become intractable. Dr Oyedepo personally upholds the principle of giving and catering for the needy, which are the hallmarks of the ministry under his leadership.
The Chairman, Editorial and Media Board, LFCW, Professor Sheriff Folarin, stated that “The global coronavirus pandemic has reached dangerous dimensions, with a spike in infection numbers around the world, and inevitable adverse effects on the global economy and on virtually all areas of human endeavour.
“Living Faith Church as a faith-based organisation with a global outreach wishes to register its support, in entirety, to the Nigerian government and global efforts to win the war against this unseen but common enemy of mankind.”
According to Professor Folarin, among the medical/health resources donated were two state-of-the-art ambulances with capacity for first aid, test and treatment of those infected or on emergency resulting from the infection. Other items included 20 cartons of latex hand gloves (10 boxes per carton), 10 cartons of disposable facemasks (40 boxes per carton), 40 pieces of an infrared thermometer (gun-shaped type), 500 pieces of personal protective device (PPE) Hazmat suit, two boxes of the pulse oximeter (10 per box), and two cartons of blood pressure monitor (10 per carton).
“Among the items presented were food items, which are meant for immediate distribution as palliatives to the less privileged who are likely to be the worst hit by the lockdown. These are 400 bags of rice, 150 bags of beans, 400 bags of garri, 500 gallons of vegetable oil, among other items,” he added.
Living Faith Church Worldwide has a long history of being one of the few churches that often rise to the occasion to support human rehabilitation during and after major crises in Nigeria and beyond.