The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Stephen Dami Mamza says the church has made available the pastoral center in Yola to the Adamawa state Government to be used as Covid-19 isolation centre.
Bishop Mamza who made this known while briefing journalists in Yola, said the facility will be made available to the state government for the isolation and treatment of suspected cases when ever they need it.
He explained that “the church decided to make available the one hundred rooms pastoral centre behind Saint Peters seminary to the government as it’s contribution in the fight against coronavirus in the event that it spread in the state.”
Bishop Mamza commended Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for relaxing the 14 days lockdown and called on people in the state to reciprocate the gesture by being law abiding.
The clergyman stressed that managing coronavirus pandemic is a collective responsibility as the virus does not have respect for religion, tribe or political learning of any person.
He urged religious leaders to intensify prayers against the disease.
“I am appealing to people in the state to be their Brothers keeper by sharing what they have with the needy, stressing that such assistance should have no boundary.
I also want to make a passionate plea to wealthy individuals and corporate bodies to assist vulnerable persons as this is the time people needed help the most, ” he said.