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Military Hails RCCG Over Free Medicals For Families Of Fallen Heroes



Military Hails RCCG Over Free Medicals For Families Of Fallen Heroes

ABUJA – The Nigerian military has expressed gratitude towards the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), which has pledged to provide regular, free healthcare services to military personnel, especially the families of the nation’s fallen heroes.

During an outreach program at the Mogadishu Cantonment in Asokoro, Abuja over the weekend, the RCCG not only delivered free healthcare but also provided essential food items to the wives and children of deceased servicemen.

Pastor Gbolade Okenla of the City of David, RCCG Abuja, representing the church, conveyed that this initiative aligns perfectly with the directive of the church’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.

“We are in Mogadishu barracks on behalf of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and in line with our General Overseer’s vision, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, who has mandated us to reach out to our communities,” Pst. Okenla declared.

Acknowledging the Nigerian military’s relentless efforts in safeguarding the nation, Pst. Okenla emphasized the urgency of assisting them, especially those grieving the loss of loved ones in the line of duty.

He assured that the church is committed to making this benevolent act a frequent one, aiming to expand it to other military establishments across Nigeria.

Major-General K. A. Isonil, the Commandant of the Mogadishu Cantonment, warmly received the gesture and expressed his gratitude towards the RCCG for their timely support.

“I want to thank the Redeemed Christian Church of God for bringing this medical as well as welfare packages right to our doorstep,” he commented, pointing out the challenges faced in accessing medical care in the current economic situation.

He further noted that the free healthcare services would be greatly beneficial to the barracks personnel and their families, and he encouraged other religious groups, organizations, and individuals to emulate RCCG’s commendable initiative.

Dr. Theophilus Ado, the head of the church’s medical team and a Consultant Haematologist, highlighted the prevalent health issues such as malaria, respiratory infections, and chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes.

The free medical outreach, he explained, is aimed at the vulnerable groups, particularly those who have lost their family members in conflicts and military engagements.

“Besides medical care, we are providing welfare because food is number one medicine,” Dr. Ado said.

He praised the large turnout and mentioned that contingency plans were in place due to the overwhelming demand.

The medical team plans to work closely with the existing medical facilities in the cantonment to manage certain cases and has revealed intentions to commence a biannual program specifically for the widows of the Defence forces.

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