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Foundation, Salvation Army provide succour to vulnerable Lagos residents

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The First Child and Prisoner Care Foundation (FCAPCF), founded by Ambassador Martins Efe, has partnered with comedian Igodye’s Francis Agoda Path of Honour (FAPOH) to donate palliatives to some orphanage homes to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
   
FCAPCF was created with the aim of sustaining the living standards of the less-privileged in society, by catering to prisoners, handicap persons, orphans, widows and vulnerable children.
 
It would be recalled that the founder, Ambassador Efe in 2018 empowered over 50 youths in the country with over N20 million cash to start up their entrepreneurial dreams, which has today provided employment opportunities to many today.
 
While appealing to the matrons to comply with the government’s directive on the lockdown to curtail the spread of the virus, Efe said: “I urge all well-meaning Nigerians to support the vulnerable.”

 
He emphasised the need to practice the guidelines of regular hand washing and social distancing among other rules. The foundation also gave out over 1,000 facemasks, hand sanitisers, bags of rice and other food items to hundreds of vulnerable Nigerians.

Meanwhile, as part of efforts aimed at ensuring that Nigerians stay at home, stay safe and stay healthy, members of The Salvation Army, Nigeria Territory, recently provided palliatives to the vulnerable in local communities of Lagos State.

In his speech, the Territorial Commander (National Leader) The Salvation Army, Colonel Victor Leslie, noted that The Salvation Army is celebrating 100 years in Nigeria this year and for the past century years, have been solving problems, serving mankind with love and compassion. “Many disasters have occurred over the past years and we have been involved, like helping people in IDP camps in the North, fire disasters, flood among others,” he said.

According to him, the scourge of coronavirus has brought turmoil to the lives of people in Nigeria. “Over 700 breakfast packs have been served in local communities. Today, we continue the phase two. The Salvation Army believes in hope, health and healing.”

In his response, Victor Olaosebikan, who represented Shomolu local council chairman, host community of where the gesture was held, expressed happiness with the initiative of the church. Some of the items distributed were sanitizers, noodles, rice, wheat among others with more than N7 million already spent on the project.


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