As the Pandemic known as Coronavirus ravages on, the general Overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministries International for Africa, Archbishop Samson Mustapha Benjamin Aka Jehovah Sharpe Sharpe has extended provisions of palliative packages from his ministry to Muslims saying the pandemic will soon be a thing of the past as he urges them to continue sustaining the Directives of the government at all levels.
The palliatives were part of measure used to support Nigerians that are finding it difficult to feed and sustain families beyond religious affiliation, the presiding bishop’s says.
The distribution pattern this time had its location specifically for Muslims communities situated at central bank learning centres at Ar Rahman central mosque at satellite town community mosque, ifelodun community mosque, oluti community which consist of navy town, ogo-oluwa mosque and central mosque festac branch
Archbishop Benjamin who requested members of those communities to always use hand sanitizers equally distributed sanitizers, food items and face mask Muslim communities and security agencies, urge them that COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenging the time when a charity has to be done practically more than ever before.
“Even though everyone is hit hard by the pandemic, some sections of the society are worst hit and even though it is possible to reach out to all the people, it is very impossible to reach as many as possible even if with just a meal”.
“It is a sad reality that we have come to stay with this pandemic that has turned life upside down especially for the fewer privilege sections of our society, human lives and value is up to the test now shows how fleeting and transient life has become, as its simply a time more than ever before to show charity in a practical ways, no matter how little.
"Our church is reaching out to the poorest and most vulnerable in our church parishes and everyone because we are preaching being a brother’s keeper, we are equally reaching out to our Muslim brothers and sisters through the Muslim council as well as those in the frontline as it’s a sign that we live in solidarity during such difficult times that we are called to put faith to practical use”
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with urban express news correspondent appreciate with gratitude of what the church has done them at this trying moment.