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Catholic church in Nigeria grants Government full access to all 435 church owned health facilities to fight COVID-19

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), on Wednesday April 8, 2020, paid a visit to the Secretary to the Federal Government to solidarize with the government and citizens of Nigeria and offer their support to the government in the fight against the deadly coronavirus.

The Bishops’ Conference sent a delegation  led by Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama,  Archbishop of Abuja, who also acknowledged the excellent efforts of the Buhari led administration in containing the deadly coronavirus.

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The Prelate on behalf the Bishops’ Conference indicated that, the Catholic Church in Nigeria has  granted the government full access to all 435 Catholic hospitals and clinics in Nigeria to help battle the pandemic.

The prelates also made available the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria’s national Health Secretary, Dr Emmanuel Okechukwu, a veteran public health specialist who would be readily available to offer his expertise at their committee level and as well act as the liaison person to the Catholic Health facilities in the country.

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On the part of the  Secretary to the Federal Government, he expressed his gratitude to the Bishops for standing by the nation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He further urged the Church to help in disseminating the message of personal hygiene and compliance with Government directives and assured the Bishops’ Conference that his committee would discuss the meaningful solidarity expressed by them  and incorporate the offer in its programmes.

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