The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer Pastor Adejare Enoch Adeboye says the church spends N61 billion on projects across the country he stated this during the inauguration of Enoch and Folu Adeboye Dialysis Center at the Emmanuel General Hospital in Akwa Ibom yesterday.
Adeboye, who was represented by Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, Intercontinental Overseer, Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) of RCCG, stated that the center had three brand new dialysis machines, a water treatment facility, and a 130 KVA generator.
“We have spent over N61 billion on intervention projects in Nigeria,” Adeboye added.
In the last five years, he said, 154 million individuals had benefited from various interventions.
He also stated that the RCCG had 1,200 operational dialysis machines across the country.
He explained that the foundation had established intensive care centers in states such as Lagos, Plateau, Ogun, and Ondo.
“Today, we are dedicating this dialysis center and the decision to invest in the establishment of dialysis centers all over the nation as part of the foundation’s initiative for the needy.
“We have 48,000 operating dialysis centers all over the nation and present in 197 nations of the world,” he said.
He thanked Gov. Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom for siting the dialysis center in Eket in particular and Akwa Ibom at large.
Gov.Eno, who inaugurated the dialysis center, said that similar dialysis centers would be established in each of the 10 federal constituencies in the state.
“I am directing the Commissioner for Health, with critical stakeholders, to ensure they provide in each federal constituency in the state a dialysis center.
“Commissioner should guarantee me that between now till June 2024, all the 10 dialysis centers will be ready because we need to ensure that we get these facilities across to our people who have to travel too far to do dialysis,” the governor said.
Eno noted that his administration had invested heavily in Primary Health Centres, saying that for the additional center being inaugurated today, the state government had already approved staff to be deployed to Immanuel General Hospital.
He explained that staff deployed to the hospital would be trained in the 10 federal constituencies in the state.
In his remarks, Prof. Augustine Umoh, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner For Health, explained that one of the ways to manage kidney ailments was through dialysis.
He said that the state government had dialysis machines at Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo and General Hospital at Away in Onna LGA.