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Livingspring Chapel International has joined the lists of donors to the Oyo state government in support of the fight against the novel coronavirus in the state.

The Church, presided over by Pastor Femi Emmanuel whose multi-million donation was presented at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan on Monday said it is her own way of supporting the great work been done by Governor Seyi Makinde.

The items donated includes, wheel chairs, cartoons of drugs, industrial washing machines, All in one computer systems, cartons of handsanitisers, medical equipments, cartons of green and white cannula and cartons of intravenous injections.

Making the presentation on behalf of the Presiding Pastor Femi Emmanuel, Pastor Akin Akinbo who led other leaders of the church and elders commended the wisdom and courage of Governor Makinde for not totally locking down the state.

He said, “In response to the current social challenge: coved-19, confronting the entire globe which our state is not exempted, the Livingspring Chapel International at the instance of the General Overseer, Pastor Femi Emmanuel is making this donation in support of the great work of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State in taking measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to specially commend the wisdom and courage of Our Executive Governor for not totally locking down Oyo State but allowed some economic activities to continue while ensuring and monitoring that the pandemic does not spread. The relentless effort of the Oyo State Task Force on covid-19 is most commendable.

“Be assured that the Livingspring Chapel International as a stakeholder is constantly impressing all the WHO guidelines on the preventive measures on her members and the community as this is all our joint responsibility.

“However, since social responsiveness is a continuum, the church will not hesitate to give additional support to the government and the people of Oyo state in due course.”

Speaking after taking delivery of the materials, a former acting chairman of the Task Force, Professor Temitope Alonge said in a pandemic, anything cannot be too much.

He, on behalf of the government thank the donor saying the donations met the specific needs of the centres as a result of earlier consultations with the centre.

He added that particularly, the wheel chairs, computers, industrial washing machine among others are the first set to be received by the centre.

“We receive this gift item whose value I won’t mention but be assured that it is a seven digit sum for the use of the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo and also other isolation centres in Saki and Ogbomosho.

“We sincerely appreciate this kind gesture and I want to believe that his is a call to other philanthropists, religious organisations to lend a hand in supporting the effort of the governor of Oyo state. We thank Pastor Femi Emmanuel, for his magnanimity and beyond that, for putting into practice, a tenet of Christian value.”

Yinka Adeniran

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