The Redeemed Christian Church of God on Tuesday in Lagos finally commissioned a rehabilitation home to help those addicted to drugs. Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM), initially founded in 1991 by Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi, a Special Assistant to the General Overseer of RCCG started as a department in the RCCG to visit homes of addiction victims and hospitals to pray and minister to their physical needs. The name was changed in 1996 to enable a wider dimension as well as to remove the stigma associated with addiction.
Since inception, the centre has assisted more than 2,000 beneficiaries, most of whom have become professionals and well-to-do persons in the society and over N200 million has been spent so far to put up the facilities.
Governor Ambode who was also at the commissioning of the Rehabilitation Centre at The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Araga-Epe in Lagos said it was important for parents to be vigilant as drug addicts could be easily lured into crime which would ultimately threaten the development of any society.
“CADAM has, on its own, with it own resources, picked up, fed, sheltered, treated and rehabilitated many people who have been addicted to drugs, and given them a new life. I am optimistic that many lives that had been compromised as a result of drug addiction will be redeemed, stabilised and given a new hope for a better and meaningful future,” he said.
The centre, during the commisioning also unveiled plans to commence full implementation of educational and skill acquisition programmes for empowerment.This initiative is definitely one step in the right direction of
This initiative is definitely one step in the right direction of moulding and touching the lives of people with the love of Christ and it further solidifies our stand on the role of Church and commitment to social responsibility.
Big congratulations to Pastor and Mrs. Folu Adeboye and the whole RCCG on this massive feat.