Apostle Philips Akintunde, a United States-based Nigerian pastor, has donated various palliatives to widows, even as he also offered free healthcare facilities to a community in Lagos.
The gestures were worth several millions of naira and he said it was part of his Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The three-days event, which started with the donation of raw food and cloth items to widows in the Obalende area of the state, also saw school children benefitted from the donation as over 400 school bags and stationeries were given to children in two schools.
The annual missionary programme, titled: ‘Let My People Go 2023,’ saw more than 1,000 residents in the area received free medical screenings, drugs and food items
Akintunde said the outreach was organised to support free health services to the indigent, as well as to promote evangelism, morality, integrity and Christian virtues in the community.
The medical outreach was elaborate as a robust medical team, consisting of different departments such as examination, vitals, dental, optical and pharmaceutical departments were on ground attending to people who were at the event.
The event also had the crusade session where counseling/prayer sessions were held.
Akintunde said the programme was timely given the current economic situation, stressing that the people needed lots of support from the government as well as individuals.
He emphasised that God laid it in his heart to come back to Nigeria and help the less privileged, which gave birth to the mission in 2022.
He said: “So, I’ll be giving back some palliatives and I have about 20 doctors with me who are on the ground right now. Checking the health of the people, giving them free glasses and checking their high blood pressure, dental and many other things like that. And this is the second time and coming by the grace and mercy of God.”
In his remarks, Eyinade Adewale, one of the medical personnel on ground, said no fewer than 1000 residents benefited from the programme.
“We are attending to patients and people have been coming in their numbers. We have about three departments here, we have general consultations. We have the eyes team and the dental team as well.”