The Redeemed Christian Church of God has called for donations to support efforts towards addressing the healthcare challenges in the country.
The Intercontinental Overseer, Christian Social Responsibility of the church, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, stated that there is a need for people to put their resources together to support the government’s effort.
He said, “There are a wide variety of urgent demands where government support will not be available at all or available in time to meet all the rapidly-changing needs on the ground, hence the need for donations from individuals, philanthropists and corporations to fill critical gaps and make a tremendous difference. We therefore need to bring our resources together, so that we can make a tremendous impact.”
However, the RCCG through its charity arm, His Love Foundation, has begun crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the underprivileged and the needy in the society.
According to a statement, titled ‘HLF launches crowdfunding platform with Insurance benefits and announce donation of new Dialysis Centre to Ogun State’ and made available to Sunday PUNCH, the organisation has spent N18, 444,618,335.97 which has helped over 130,753,857 people across the 36 states of the federation.
Iluyomade disclosed that the campaign presented an opportunity for people across different cadres of society to help with the challenges people currently face globally, focusing on six important areas.
He said, “CSR is a matter of life and death and the church has committed itself to giving succor in 6 specific areas of health, education, feeding, social enterprise, rehabilitation and prisons, so this crowdfunding campaign provides an incredible opportunity for individuals, philanthropists and corporations to take part in ameliorating the suffering of people across the world especially in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic”.
According to the statement, the church’s foundation would donate a full-fledged dialysis centre, which would be named Enoch and Folu Adeboye Dialysis Centre, to the Ogun State Government, situated at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State.
The facility is expected to be opened by Governor Dapo Abiodun.