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Big Church Foundation donates Ambulance, equipment to Federal Fire Service

Big Church Foundation, an Abuja based humanitarian organisation, on Tuesday donated an ambulance, fire extinguishers and other equipment to the Federal Fire Service.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the chairman of Big Church, Dr Churchill Olakunle, led members of the organisation to make the presentation at the headquarters of the Federal Fire Service, Abuja.
He said the gesture was geared towards supporting the Fire Service as it strives to protect lives and properties from the menace of fire.
He said: “this donation is part of Big Church Foundation vision of helping the less privileged in the society, as well as supporting local organisations that service the people.
“We are focused on helping people and organisations get the resources they need to change the world.
“Government should not be left alone to provide what an agency like the fire service needs, because its work is crucial and enormous in ensuring the safety of Nigerians.
“We are here to donate an Ambulance, 1,000 fire extinguishers and fire blanket respectively to aid the fire service in their rescue operations.”
The Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service, Engr Joseph Anebi, who received the equipment on behalf of the agency, expressed gratitude for the donation .
He said the gesture was a major boost to the organisation.
“The entire officers of the Fire service feel motivated and overwhelmed today because this uncommon act of kindness will help us as we protect lives and properties from fire.
“We look forward to a sustained relationship with the Dr Churchill and the Big Church Foundation, “he said.
NAN reports that some celebrated Nigerian singers, comedians and Nollywood stars including Mike Ezuruonye, Charles Ewurum, Waje and veteran comedian A.Y. Makun witnessed the presentation.
The high point of the event was when the artistes, kitted as fireman, in company of some officers of the agency, were involved in rescue operation’ in a fire outbreak scenario.
In his remark, Makun described Nigeria firemen as `unsung heroes’ that needed to be encouraged and motivated.
“They risk their lives in protecting others and their properties, therefore they should be well motivated so that they can always give their best,” he said.
The artistes, in company of Olakunle and officers of the Fire service thereafter visited patients of fire accidents at the National hospital.
Olakunle, on behalf of the Foundation, pledged to settle the medical bills of some of the patients, especially the indigent ones.
The Big Church Foundation, founded in  2002, is a charity organisation that helps the needy in the society.
It also supports local organisations that provide social services across Nigeria and beyond.