Enugu State Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and State Superintendent, Grace of God Mission, Bishop Godwin Madu wants wealthy individuals and institutions to assist the poor in the on-going lockdown.
The Bishop made the appeal while reacting to the over two weeks stay at home order in the state, which is part of government’s efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease.
Bishop Madu said the appeal had become necessary as some families have been thrown into serious financial distress following the lockdown.
“The bible says charge them that are rich that they may take care of the poor. So I want to encourage the wealthy, please no matter how little, even if it be in your village or in your street or your neighbourhood or even among your staff; charity they say begins at home. So please start somewhere to help and assist the poor. This is the time they need you most,” the PFN State Chairman appeals.
Bishop Madu commended Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for providing some palliative packages for various churches and Christian blocs in the state to assist their indigent members.
He expressed hope that the State Government would provide more palliatives with the lingering lockdown.
“The PFN body appreciates the palliatives and promises our support to your our Governor and at the same time is expecting more for the extension of the period because when you send a man indoors, you have to cushion the effect of being indoors,” Bishop Madu stated.
On the likely implications of the stay-at-home order on the church, Bishop Madu said that the order would trigger the growth of family churches and strengthen prayer life in many homes.