Church Offers Free Medicare
According to the presiding pastor, Pastor (Dr.) Samson Makinwa, the aim is to address the heath need of the people.
“The church engages the services of medical doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists and other medical personnel to address the health challenges of our community and Lagos State in general,” Makinwa explained.
The annual event, which started over five years ago, usually offers such treatment as blood group test, hepatitis and virus screening, diabetes and hypertension screening and treatment, eye consultation and treatment accompanied with free eye glasses among others.
Also offered are the treatments of simple ailments and general body checks. Free drugs were also distributed to treated patients.
Describing the programme as part of service and care to the public, Makinwa disagreed with those clamouring for the taxation of religious bodies, especially churches and mosques in that they are not limited liability companies or business organisations. Rather, they are established as charity organisations offering services to the community.
“Kingdom of Light Ministries through the Kingdom Care Group also sponsors less privileged children from primary to university. Presently, the church has many pupils and students on scholarships in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions all over the country.
“The church offers free water through its boreholes, street lights and has been maintaining the surrounding roads in the locality. But this is not all, as KLM often clears refuse in the marketplace and the surrounding community,” the Presiding Pastor said.
On appointments by President Buhari, Makinwa implored Nigerians to be patient. He hoped that more appointments are on the way to correct the perceived imbalance.
The Kingdom Care Group headed by Brother Uche Nwogu and secretary Brother Tunde Kolawole in collaboration with the church annually offers free foodstuffs to the needy and financially handicapped during the Easter and yuletide seasons. It has been doing this for the past 10 years and Nigerians should expect more during this forthcoming yuletide, Makinwa said.