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Yola Catholic diocese avails 100-room pastoral center as COVID-19 isolation unit



The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Doctor Stephen Dami Mamza says the church has made available the pastoral center in Yola to Adamawa state Government in support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Dami Mamza stated this while briefing Journalists in Yola to clear the air on the confusion that the church offered saint Peters Minor seminary to serve as isolation center whenever the state records case of the diseases.

He explained that when Government announced partial lockdown in the state, the Catholic Church decided to make available the one hundred rooms in the pastoral center Yola behind saint Peters seminary to Government as it’s contribution in the fight against the virus in the state in the event that it spread to Adamawa.

Bishop Mamza commended Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for relaxing the lockdown across the state and called on people in the state to reciprocate the gesture by being law abiding pointing out that they should not panic as the state Government seems ready to tackle any case of the diseases.

The clergyman stressed that managing COVID-19 pandemic is a collective responsibility as the virus does not have respect for religion, tribe or political leaning of any person.

He urged religious leaders to intensify prayers against the diseases.

Bishop Mamza further appealed to people in the state to be their brother’s keeper by sharing what they have with the needy, stressing that such assistance should have no boundary.

The cleric made a passionate plea to wealthy individuals and corporate bodies to assist vulnerable persons as this is the time people needed help the most.

Bishop Dami Mamza maintained that people should abide by Government regulations on preventing COVID-19 such as avoiding crowds and observing social distancing as well as regular washing of hands and maintaining personal hygiene.

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