Methodist Church Nigeria Reunites Nine Rehabilitated Mental Health Patients With Families

 

The Methodist Church Nigeria, Amaudo Integrated Mental health Community has discharged Nine Mentally ill destitutes recently rehabilitated by the foundation and reunited them with their families.

 

The Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His eminence Oliver Ali Aba while performing the ceremony at the rehabilitation center, Itumbauzo during his Apostolic tour to the center,emphasized the need for selfless Service especially to the downtrodden which he noted “is what the Ministry of Jesus Christ represents”.

 

The Prelate expressed satisfaction with the humanitarian work being provided by the centre in mental health care advocacy and rehabilitating persons with mental health issues, and stated “As Christians ,we should always pray for an encounter with Jesus Christ in whom there is hope for redemption and change in an individual’s life”.

 

According to the Prelate, “an encounter with Jesus adds value to life, and brings an end to every affliction and restores absolute wholeness” and assured that the church will continue to support the centre in every possible way.

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He commended the Director of the Centre, the Very Reverend Kenneth Nwaubani and his team for their diligence and commitment in providing care to the less privileged ones and encouraged them not to relent in the discharge of their duty to God and humanity.

 

“The diligence and commitment of management of this centre remain the driving force behind its success,do not relent in the discharge of service to God and humanity“, The Methodist Prelate urged Rev Nwaubani.

 

Also speaking, the Archbishop of the Umuahia Archdiocese, most Rev Dr Chibuzo Raphael Opoko who noted that engaging in mental health care can be very tasking, revealed that the rehabilitation Center stands out as the best on Mental health and lauded the initiatives of the very Reverend Kenneth Nwaubani which has kept the centre alive over 22 years he took over the administration of the centre.

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Earlier in his address, the Director Amaudo Integrated Mental Health foundation, the Very Reverend Kenneth Nwaubani noted that the centre which has existed for 35 years has continued to provide and addressed mental health problems in Nigeria through her community mental health programme.

 


He noted that the changes witnessed in the centre is as a result of effective collaboration with Government and non governmental bodies,adding that for the sustainability of the centre they are investing in agriculture and other self-efforts and appealed to public spirited individuals in society to keep supporting the center.

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The event which saw the Prelate performing the foundation stone laying of the Amaudo Ultra-modern indoor Recreational centre, featured facility tour of the centre by the Prelate and dedication of a brand new Hilux van donated to the centre.