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Salvation Army gives food items to vulnerable in Shomolu

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To ensure that Nigerians enjoy the stay-at-home period, members of The Salvation Army, Nigeria Territory, recently provided palliatives to the vulnerable in local communities of Lagos.

The Territorial Commander (National Leader) The Salvation Army, Colonel Victor Leslie, who noted that the Coronavirus scourge had brought pain to people, said the church believes in action.

He said: “The Salvation Army was celebrating 100 years in Nigeria this year, and all these years, we have been solving problems, serving mankind with love and compassion. Many disasters have occurred over the past years and we have been involved. These include helping people in IDP camps in the North, victim of fire disasters and flood, among others.”

Speaking at the event, Colonel Leslie disclosed that they are in 19 states of the federation, but picked local community in Shomolu as their starting point, while hoping to expand the distribution of palliatives to other local governments in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Osun, Anambra and Oyo among others.

“Coronavirus is real and as such, we should respond to reality with real action. Over 700 breakfasts have been served in local communities. Today, we continue the phase two. The Salvation Army believes in hope, health and healing. We are going into the local communities ourselves, not by proxy, to those who are in need.”

Victor Olaosebikan, who represented Shomolu Local Council and the state governor, expressed happiness with the church’s gesture.

The church spent over N7m to procure such food items as noodles, rice, wheat and sanitisers, among others.


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