The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has launched a palliative market initiative where prices of goods were crashed ridiculously for church members in order to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal and economic hardship in the country.
The Palliative Market which was launched on Sunday, 26th of November, 2023 can be best described as an unprecedented move especially within the religious circle.
At the programme, church members were able to buy goods and food items for very subsidized prices; A bag of Garri worth N16,000 went for just N1,000, Three tubers of Yam worth N10,000 were sold for N3,000, A bag of beans was sold for N3,000, Turkey worth N52,000 was sold for N17,000, bags of Poundo Yam and Semovita were sold for N5,000 and N2,000 respectively, A bag of rice sold for N3,000, to mention but a few.
It is worthy of note that this programme was launched after Primate Ayodele had given out free food items to every member of his church as it is usual for him to hold free food service monthly to support church members. Just like today, every member goes home with food items like Rice, Beans, Garri, Eggs, Yams, and many more, courtesy of the free food service.