Latter-day Saints Provide Assistance to Kuje General Hospital

Latter-day Saints Provide Assistance to Kuje General Hospital

News Release

“I am in shock; I won’t be able to do any other work today. [I] am so excited, I just want to go home and ponder over what has happened here today. It is amazing; it is unbelievable.”

These are the words of Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Kuje General Hospital, Dr. Tarbunde Egbi, after a service project and presentation of medical equipment by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

The restoration project commenced on July 29, 2017 and concluded with 320 members of the Church who joined hands to give the hospital a thorough clean-up. The service project, which lasted three hours, involved members who painted, cut grass, mopped the floors, cleaned the toilets and repaired the leaky roof.

Speaking about the service project, Latter-day Saint Sister Selina Eruotor said, “It was fun helping out. The only painting I have ever done was painting my room, so it is exciting being able to help in painting and cutting the grasses at Kuje General Hospital. I am so excited about the coordination and the unity of purpose while the service project lasted and look forward to participating in more of such service projects in the future.”

In her address during the presentation, the CMD thanked LDS Charities and members of the Church for the service project: “They have given this hospital an unusual facelift today, and I pray that God will continue to guide their youth, continue to guide LDS Charities work and continue to fund them to help more humanity. . .”

One of the staff members of the hospital, Mrs. Chika, was elated when she saw the efforts of Church members during the service project and wanted to know more about the Church. “I believe this is the essence of true Christianity: service one to another,” she said.

President Edima Oku-Ukpong, the President of Abuja South Nigeria Stake (a group of local congregations), inspected the renovation work done at the hospital by LDS Charities in partnership with the Kuje community. He later asked hospital management to extend a helping hand to the poor and needy who cannot afford medical treatment at the hospital.

The handover ceremony was attended by community leaders and government officials, including the representative of The Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Tanko Jibrin. Others included the Secretary of Kuje General Hospital, Tolulope Ajimobi; the Area Council Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi D.; and the Head of Department of Environmental, Alhaji Sani Adamu.

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