Yusuf JS Foundation distributes food items, relief materials in Lokogoma to mark this year’s Good Friday
The Yusuf JS Foundation in partnership with Touch for Recovery Outreach International TROI Abuja presented food items and other relief materials to residents of Lokogoma District in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja as christians across the world celebrates Good Friday despite the lockdown.
Making the presentation, the Founder of Yusuf JS Foundation and Senior Pastor, Touch for Recovery Outreach International TROI, Abuja, Dr. Yusuf JS said it is part of the mandate of the church and his foundation to cater for the needs of vulnerable persons in society.
Dr. Yusuf told newsmen in Abuja that this is the time to show love to people around us saying that Covid-19 has come as test for humanity to proof their love for each other through unity and peaceful coexistence amongst people of different backgrounds.
He noted that Covid-19 doesn’t infect a particular section of the world or people of a particular religion but the entire world is suffering under this pandemic noting that everybody is fighting for survival not where the person comes from or where does the person worship.
The clergyman called on public spirited individuals to come out in mass to support churches and non-governmental organizations to distribute more food items to indigent and vulnerable persons in society.
He took a swipe at the Federal government over claims of giving out cash to people in the communities running into billions of naira without a clear-cut evidence of such payment.
Yusuf said millions of Nigerians are suffering from hunger in the last 14 days as a result of the lockdown in the country explaining that most Nigerians do not have sustainable means of livelihood living on daily income therefore unprepared for the present lockdown that came as a surprise.
The pastor of TROI, Abuja challenged the federal government to produce proof of payment made to the persons they claim got the unconditional cash transfer of the five thousand naira.
The food items distributed include rice, groundnut oil, tomatoes paste amongst others.