In a statement issued by the church, Bakare said it was the church’s way of contributing to the fight against COVID-19 in the country.
The statement read:
We, the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly, hereinafter called the CGCC) offer our heartfelt condolences to the grieving families who have lost loved ones as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen those left behind in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Our community has held daily prayers across electronic channels to unite various households together in pleading for the mercies of God to triumph over judgement, and for Christ to heal the sick and shorten the scope and impact of this plague on Nigeria, and the nations of the earth.
Drawing inspiration from the parable of the Good Samaritan as told by our Lord Jesus Christ, the CGCC launched a campaign #IamMyBrothersKeeper to provide meal support to Lagosians irrespective of faith through the houses of our members. This campaign has already been launched and we encourage others to join us and do the same.
To further spread the mandate given by the Good Samaritan in the parable, the CGCC offers parts of our current Church facilities located at Plot 4 Akilo Road Ogba for the use of the Lagos State Government as an isolation Centre for the treatment of Covid-19 cases. The CGCC Medical Missions shall onboard LASG officials to ensure the best utilization of this space as an isolation centre.
We commend the Lagos State Government and well meaning individuals and corporate bodies for the spirited efforts at controlling the spread of this pandemic in Lagos and by extension in Nigeria. We pray for divine health, wisdom and energy for the leadership of Lagos State and frontline healthcare workers.
We continue to urge obedience to social distancing regulations by the people of Lagos and urge well meaning Nigerians to self organize and fund meal support initiatives to the less privileged members of our communities as part of #IamMyBrothersKeeper campaign.