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Obi donates N20m to hospital
‘My visit to this hospital today to present this cheque is not politically motivated, but in line with my private lifestyle of investing in the three most critical areas of development, which are health, education, and poverty alleviation’
By Valentine Amanze
The Anglican Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rev Aloysius Agbo, has described the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, as one whose nature was to care for the well-being of others and society.
The cleric also commended Obi for being consistent in his charity work and for always going the extra mile to make life better for others.
Bishop Agbo’s remarks came when Obi visited Faith Foundation Mission Hospital, Nsukka, which is run by the Nsukka Diocese of the Anglican Church, and donated N20 million to the hospital management to enable the bishop commence the building of a standard College of Nursing Sciences.
The bishop noted Obi’s quest and commitment to building a better Nigeria, stressing, “Beyond politics, Obi is a leader who sincerely seeks for the well-being of others and the progress of society.
“It is in his nature to be caring. We appreciate his donation of N20 million to us today.
“Our promise to him is that the money will be put into judicious use. With this initial amount he has given us, we will start work immediately, and by one month, everyone will see tangible results.’’
Presenting the cheque of N20 million to the management of Faith Foundation Mission Hospital, Nsukka, through the Bishop, Obi, who is also funding a Catholic College of Nursing, at the Bishop Shanahan Hospital in the town, explained that his ultimate desire in life was to see a better and productive Nigeria, where the critical sectors of health, education and poverty eradication, were functional.
“My visit to this hospital today to present this cheque is not politically motivated, but in line with my private lifestyle of investing in the three most critical areas of development, which are health, education, and poverty alleviation.
“I was informed by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev Godfrey Onah, that the Anglican Diocese of Nsukka is building a College of Nursing Sciences, so I decided to come and contribute my own little support in the training of our health professionals.
“As I have said many times, the global world will expectedly be in shortage of about 13 million nurses by 2030. And nurses, being at the very centre of primary healthcare delivery, cannot afford not to pay adequate attention to their education and training.
“I am happy that the Diocese of Nsukka, Anglican Communion, has made this bold move to set up a College of Nursing Sciences. I will continue to support any project that will bring development to our nation and be beneficial to Nigerians,” Obi said.