By Precise Post Staff
Osogbo (Precise Post) – Give palliatives to your members to help cushion the effect of government directives of stay-at-home to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rev. Abraham Okunade, the Chaplain of Gray International College, Ede, Osun, has urged religious organisations.
Okunade made the call on Tuesday in Osogbo. He said that religious organisations must take steps toward providing palliatives for their members to help meet their needs at this period.
“Many Churches have shown some sense of love by giving palliatives in form of cash, food stuff and humanitarian services, which is highly commendable,” Okunade said.
The cleric urged all Christians to use the opportunity of Easter festivity to pray over the global health challenges which had seriously affected parts of the world.
“We don’t need to gather in a big church to celebrate Easter just as Jesus Christ said in the Bible that where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there.
“We need to use the Easter period to call on God to heal the land and forgive man of their sins which is one of the spiritually contributions to the issue on ground. (Ex 23: 25-26)
“Nigeria needs prayer at this time and the church must not go to sleep in their various houses, but fill in the gap and called on God for total healing and cleansing of our land,” Okunade said.
The cleric called on religious organisations to show love to their members by extending message of hope through the word of God, sharing of foodstuff, hand sanitisers and face masks to members.
Okunade said that such palliatives would help
cushion the effect of COVID-19 among members and also go a long way in
containing the spread of the virus. (NAN)