The Salvation Army Nigeria Territory under the leadership of Colonel Victor Leslie and Colonel Rose-Marie Leslie launches #Covid_19 Response to support Nigeria during the lockdown. The event took place at the Territorial Headquarters in Lagos on 17th April 2020.
Speaking to attendees and newsmen who observed the social distancing rule to the fullest during the occasion, Col Victor Leslie said the tones of palliative items on display would as much as possible be made to get to the vulnerable people in all the state in the country in line with his organisation’s belief “Heart to God. Hand to man”.
“The Salvation Army has always been there for the needy around the world. Before COVID-19, we have been going round the country, especially the northeast, to provide relief materials to the people at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. We are always there in times of disasters and we have been doing this since The Salvation Army came to Nigeria one hundred years ago (1920), without any form of discrimination. Now it is COVID-19, we are fully on ground to compliment the efforts of governments at the various levels to ease the sufferings of the masses,” said Col Leslie.
Col Leslie however admonished the people to stay safe by adhering to the rules issued by relevant authorities such as social distancing, hand washing with sanitizers and maintaining utmost personal hygiene.
Branded items for distribution by The Salvation Army Nigeria Territory include not less than 6000 cartons of sanitisers and several tons of foodstuff such as rice, wheat flour, noodles and others.
God bless The Army