A Nigerian renowned clergy and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said the Ministry’s aims and objectives is beyond church planting but to also extend corporate social responsibility to the society.
Papa Adeboye as he is fondly called, stated this on Friday in Jos, in northcentral Plateau State, while commissioning an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), he donated to the Plateau State Specialists Hospital with medical equipment worth over N70m.
The Intensive Care Unit is for critically ill patients who might not be able to afford the cost of treatment oversees.
The ICU named Enoch and Folu Adeboye Centre is also provided with an inverter and a standby generating set to ensure 24 hours electricity supply within the unit.
Commissioning and handing over the project to the hospital, Adeboye who prayed for the salvation of sinners and healing for the sick said the gesture is the demonstration of practical Christianity and an expression of love.
Also, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Pastor Idowu Iluyomade whose department takes care of social responsibility disclosed that the project is one among the “58,000 projects provided all over states in the country within a year” and prayed that all who come in contact with the project benefit from it.
Speaking earlier, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer, (Technical) who is also the Pastor in charge of Northern Region 8, Pastor Sunday Akande stated that the choice of Plateau Specialists Hospital, Jos was done “after a thorough research carried out by RCCG, Plateau State, the location of the hospital is central to people in Plateau as well as other neighbouring states like Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe, Benue, Kaduna and Nasarawa” and charged Management of the hospital to maintain the equipments.
Appreciating the gesture, the State Government through the Deputy Governor, Sonni Tyoden said, “Today’s occasion is a great demonstration of Christian love and generosity.
“The decision to donate a brand new Intensive Care Unit to this hospital is visionary, timely and a divinely inspired lifesaving gesture. This gesture is the biggest private sector faith-based intervention to this hospital in recent times. This hospital is now better equipped to respond to emergencies and safe families from the agony of death caused by inefficient medical attention”.
On his part, the Commissioner for health, Kuden Kamshak commended the Church’s efforts and urged others to emulate such, adding that the project was a “divine intervention because it is coming when the State is contemplating a cardiac center in the hospital”.