ANGLICAN ARCHDIOCESE TAKES DELIVERY OF ENUGU STATE GOVERNMENT’S COVID-19 PALLIATIVE MATERIALS
The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, wants the wealthy to use this period of economic hardship, occasioned by stay at home order of the government, to assist the disadvantaged persons in their neighbourhoods.
The Most Reverend Chukwuma made the call during the distribution of palliatives provided by the Enugu State Government to Archdeacons of various Archdeaconries in Enugu Diocese.
Archbishop Chukwuma, who is also the Bishop of Enugu Diocese, commended the State Government for providing soccour to indigent people to cushion the effect of the lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The Archbishop said the time called for show of love, sacrifice and unity to defeat the challenges that has befallen the country.
The Archdeacon of New Haven Archdeaconry, the Venerable Ken Ugwuagu, and the Sub-Dean, Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Independence Layout, Enugu, the Venerable Davidson Udodi, praised government’s show of kindness. The priests noted that their Archdeaconries had identified indigents members of the Church who would benefit from the palliatives.
According to them, the church will not relent in its efforts to make life meaningful to mankind. Food stuff shared were noodles, water, drinks, rice, among other materials.
The Anglican Church authority used the medium to appeal to citizens to observe the basic preventive measures outlined by health professionals to contain the rampaging global health pandemic.
Correspondent Christian Nwangene gathered that leaders of other church denominations in Enugu State were also given such palliative materials to share to their indigent members.