RCCG’s rehabilitation centre gives succour to drug victims
Succour has come the way of youths suffering from substance abuse with the commissioning of Enoch & Folu Adeboye Rehabilitation Centre at Araga, Epe in Lagos State. The centre is an initiative of the First Born Family of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, which later metamorphosed into Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM). The project was majorly funded by Pastor Enoch Adeboye and Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye.
While unveiling the centre on Tuesday, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, assisted by top members of the church, including Mrs. Folu Adeboye, who doubles as the Matron of the Home, lauded the initiative, noting that it will go a long way in complimenting state government’s efforts in eradicating crime.
Explaining the rationale for the Home, which has produced numerous graduates, Mrs. Adeboye said it would serve as a centre of transformation for youths who suffer substance abuse and seeking new life.
“The centre, which started in 1991 has treated about 2000 beneficiaries, with about 70 percent of them living drug free, independent and productive lives in various professions and vocations all over the world,” she said. “Today, we have both formal and informal relationships with about 12 Nigerian universities that send their students to us for the programme and readmit them to continue and complete their education upon our certification.”
Head of First Born Family, Pastor Brown Oyitso observed that substance abuse has become a scourge in the society. He explained that the latest project is the church’s response through its Christian social responsibility (CSR) platform to arrest the malaise.
Oyitso, who doubles as Pastor-in-charge of Region 19 and Personal Assistant Missions to the General Overseer, said The First Born Family (Ikeja) has been involved in CSR endeavours, since Pastor Adeboye instructed all pastors to get involved, as a way of giving back to society and the neighborhoods where their parishes are located.
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