Well meaning individuals and Catholic faithfuls have continued to praise the efforts of the Lagos Archdiocesan Catholic Men Organisation (LACMON), which, not withstanding the current lockdown of the state, made direct cash transfer donation to Forty One (41) victims of the ill fated explosion that rocked Abule Ado on 15th March, 2020
The donation was made on Friday, 17th April, 2020.
It will be recalled that on the 18th of March, the President of LACMON, Barrister Vincent Otiono led the executive of the organization to St Joseph Catholic Church Abule Ado on a condolence visit to commiserate with his members that were affected by the incident.
In his address during the visit, the President of LACMON, Vincent Otiono encouraged the victims with soothing words.
“My dear bothers, I greet you in the name of Christ, our Leader. Your pain is our pain. What affects you, affects us. We are united in Christ, our Leader.
“Our creator knows the end from the beginning. It is true that we have lost brothers and properties. It is true that the way of lives of many families have been altered.
“Your grief is our grief. We came to see and to be with you for you to know that we stand with you.
“Our Lord that gave us the gift of life will give us courage and the window to overcome this monumental catastrophe.
“We need courage my brothers, it in this dark paths of our lives that we should be motivated to seek refuge in Christ our Leader,” he said.
Barrister Otiono, who promised the victims some support to cushion the effects of their loss, rallied its members to launch a relief fund.
The President, who was overwhelmed by the friendly, moral and candid support he received from his members praised them for being their brothers’ keepers and for their unflinching show of love to the people in distress.
A total sum of N2, 250, 000 (two million two hundred and fifty thousand naira) was earmarked for the victims.
Barrister Otiono also thanked LACMON Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Dr. Daniel Nwankwo for his spiritual guidance as well as His Grace, the Archbishop of Metropolitan Sea, Martins, Lagos, Dr. Alfred Adewale for being a pillar of support to LACMON.
He stated that LACMON is poised to continue to focus on the two main agenda thrust of the administration, which he said were Evangelism and Empowerment.