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Ojora monarch gives relief materials to community as RCCG donates 11 ICUs to fight coronavirus

By Paul Adunwoke and Eniola Daniel
30 March 2020   |   4:10 am
To cushion the effect of the ‘stay at home’ order by the state government, the traditional ruler of Ojora Seven-up community in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos...

Oba Fatai Aremu Aromire Ojora

To cushion the effect of the ‘stay at home’ order by the state government, the traditional ruler of Ojora Seven-up community in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos, Oba Fatai Aremu Aromire Ojora, has donated relief materials to community members, which includes bags of rice, tomatoes, onions, meat, among others.

Speaking to journalists at his palace yesterday, Aremu said the gesture was to support the efforts of the Federal and state governments to contain the deadly novel coronavirus from spreading to other parts of the country. He asked members of the community to obey the rules and regulations of the government because it is for their own sake.

He said: “I will advise people to maintain social distancing by staying at home and rest so that they will not rest in peace. COVID-19 is very dangerous, it has no respect for human life. Therefore, people should try to avoid it. I have been doing arms giving for past 26 years because it gives me joy whenever I am with my people. I am a grassroots man and anytime my people are mourning, I mourn with them whenever they are celebrating, I celebrate with them.

“I will advise other community leaders to emulate this gesture because it is very important to put smile on the faces of people in the time of their difficulties. We also have medical check ups to ensure that our people are healthy at this critical time”.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Funke Toyin, commended effects of the Oba and asked other community leaders to do the same. Toyin said: “We thank God for this opportunity, I am very happy and pray that God will bless Kabiesi and all his family members, enrich his pocket so that he can be able to do more. He has touched our lives positively because many people in this community find it difficult to feed their children during this period”.

Meanwhile, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has through its Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative donated essential medical equipment and offered medical assistance to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The church demonstrated its support to the Nigerian healthcare system with the donation of 11 Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds fully fitted with ventilators in Lagos, Ogun and Plateau states to boost the healthcare facilities while the government works round the clock to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The first ICU attached to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Lagos was delivered in 2017, followed in 2019 by the ICU in Jos Specialist Hospital, Plateau and an ultra-modern ICU at the RCCG Health Centre, Mowe, Ogun State. These ICUs across the three states of Lagos, Plateau and Ogun have been upgraded to fully support treatments for confirmed coronavirus cases with isolation wards, particularly those requiring ventilators to aid their respiration.