As part of its Easter programme towards expressing love to the less privileged in the society, the Chapel of Glory Fellowship Centre of Ogun State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, has presented food items to the people infected with Mycobacterium Laprae at Lepers’ colony, Iberekodo in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the State.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Pastor Wole Odejobi, represented by the Chaplain of the Chapel, Pastor Julius Oderinde, while presenting the items to the Secretary of the Colony. Mr. Folorunso Lukman, said the motive behind the visit was to show their concern and love for the people at the colony, as expressed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for mankind
Odejobi enjoined well meaning Nigerians to always extend their hands of love to the less privileged, saying such kind gesture would in no small measure bring succour and sense of belonging to the people.
The Secretary of the Colony in his remark, appreciated members and management of the Chapel for remembering them at this period, saying the gesture would touch lives of hundreds of their members.
On of the Administration Officers at the Hansen’s Disease Centre, a Department under the Hospitals Management Board, Mr. Oladeinde Ogunmodede, who received the members of the chapel at the colony, appreciated their efforts towards promoting the well being of the down trodden.
Ogunmodede, said leprosy was caused by mycobacterium Leprae, which could be transmitted through air-borne infection with inhalation of aerosols containing the bacterium, enjoining people to always report for medical check-up when they discover any reddish colouration in their skins or experiencing uncontrollable cough with sputum before it degenerate into full blown leprosy.