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COVID-19: Catholics Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria donates medical items to PTF

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has donated some medical supplies to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 as part of its effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr Willie Bassey, the Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said that Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, presented the items to Mr Boss Mustapha, who is the head of the PTF.

The statement quoted Kaigama, who represented President of the CBCN, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, at the presentation, as saying that the conference appreciated the Federal Government for setting up the PTF to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaigama, who is the Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, said that the CBCN would not relent in its prayers for God’s intervention to combat the pandemic.

“Most Rev. Akubueze commends the PTF for various steps it has taken with its marshal plans to curtail further spread of the disease in the country,” the Archbishop of Abuja said.

According to him, the conference is donating the items for use by the PTF as solidarity as well as expression of goodwill.

The Conference further promised to cooperate with all decisions of government on COVID-19 so as to curtail the spread of the pandemic in the country.

Receiving the items, Mustahpa expressed appreciation to the Bishops’ Conference for the gesture to assist the government to fight the dreaded coronavirus which according to him, is a global challenge which is not affecting Nigeria alone.

He thanked the Conference for the donation and described the gesture as not only timely but necessary as it would assist medical practitioners in their efforts to bring the pandemic to a standstill.

According to Mustapha, the items would also provide the required assistance to various states governments to check the spread of the COVID-19.

In his words, “we will continue to work with all faith-based organisations, civil society groups and all men of goodwill interested in helping out at this time of need, “ he said.

The SGF used the medium to appeal to all Nigerians and faith-based groups to cooperate with government in its decisions on restriction of movement so as to halt the spread of the pandemic.

“The coronavirus does not respect religion, tribe, race or status and all hands must be on deck to curtail the spread of the pandemic in the country, “ he said.

Edited By: Bayo Sekoni/Obike Ukoh
(NAN)

 

 

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