RCCG Gives Free Medicare to IDPs in Borno


Michael Olugbode

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has treated people especially internally displaced persons in Maiduguri of medical cases of malaria, hypertension and diabetes.

The treatment were conducted at the Borno Provincial Headquarters at the weekend as part of the programme line up for the Annual Sisters’ Convention tagged: “All in His Fullness.”

Apart from treating people who throng the venue of the programme, free drugs were also given out based on prescriptions.

Speaking on the reason the church decided on the programme, the wife of the provincial pastor of Borno, Pastor (Mrs.) Bolanle Afe Johnson said it was part of the community relations programme of the church and since it was discovered that many people cannot afford to treat themselves of these ailments, it was decided that the church should be of assistance.

She also said it was an opportunity to evangelize to the town by telling the people that the church cares and can always provide a big canopy over their head.

She said over two hundred people were attended it during the two days programme, promising that before the end of the year the church will give free treatment to women with cervical cancer.

Johnson lamented that during the programme, it was discovered that many persons were suffering from high blood pressure which may be an indication that the insurgency crisis in the state may have contributed to this.

She asked that other well-meaning Nigerians should come to the assistance of the state especially internally displaced persons who need to have good nutrition and should be given medical treatment.