As part of its efforts and in fulfillment of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) mission to reach out through various Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) intervention programmes, The Pastor-in-Charge of RCCG LP 47, Pastor Femi Obaweya, a well-known lover and trainer of dogs on Monday 6th of May, 2019 handed over the newly redeveloped Nigeria Police Force Canine Division Area F, Ikeja.
According to Pastor Femi Obaweya, it was during a recent visit to the Canine Division of Area F that he first took notice of the dysfunctional dog service facility which was not befitting of Nigeria Police Force, the kennels are were not in good in condition and then promised to work towards uplifting the current facility. During the visit, he also observed that there was no direct water supply to the facility which also possess a challenge to the effective running of the facility.
Pastor Femi Obaweya then having sort the approval of the Nigeria Police proceeded to commission the renovation of the facility, including sinking a borehole and providing a 3.8KVA generator to power the surface tank and the provision and replacement of all metal gadgets (runway, fences, loops, barriers, etc.) with new ones for the training of the dogs.
Speaking also at the handing over ceremony, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade the Special Assistant to the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of on Christian Social Responsibility (CSR), “We have done all these for NPF as our contribution and appreciation to the Nigerian Police Force good works to the community and state where we reside”. He also highlighted the other intervention programmes of the church through its charity arm His Love Foundation where over 57 million meals have been served across the 197 countries where the church is in operation over the last one year.
Iluyomade said in addition to the numerous beneficiaries of the health intervention programmes the church where major medical treatments have been sponsored like kidney transplants and the donation of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), that another ICU would be commissioned on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Plateau State Teaching Hospital, Jos by Pastor E.A Adeboye as part of the CSR progarmmes of the church.
In her response the Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations (FAB), Force Headquarters, Abuja CP Aishatu Abubakar, said the renovation of the kennel located in Area F Ikeja and provision of 3.8kva generator is indeed commendable and no doubt enhance effective policing of the State at large. She thanked the leadership of RCCG and specifically the Pastor in Charge of Province 47 Pastor Femi Obaweya for his support and generosity.