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Obi supports Bishop Shanahan College with  additional N50m

Peter Obi (file photo)

.Your financial support has helped us thus far – Provost

‘I am eager to see a better Nigeria and I am ready to build the New Nigeria that will be beneficial to all’

By Valentine Amanze

The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has made an additional contribution of N50 million to the College of Nursing Sciences of Bishop Shanahan Specialist Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu State.

The gesture was inspite of the N100 million he donated to the institution in 2021 to support the training of healthcare professionals and the provision of quality healthcare services to the community.

The assistance, as noted by the institution’s Provost, Rev. Fr. Kevin Ndu, played a pivotal role in the institution’s improvements and securing multiple accreditations from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

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While presenting the additional cheque of N50 million yesterday, Obi said that Bishop Shanahan Specialist Hospital held a central role as the primary healthcare facility in the Enugu North Senatorial District.

He affirmed that bolstering the institution would contribute to enhanced healthcare services for the community.

Obi expressed gratitude to the hospital’s proprietor, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, who is also the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, as well as the management of the institution.

He also called on the government to to support the church’s developmental initiatives, particularly in healthcare and education.

During his tenure as the Governor of Anambra State, Obi took measures to ensure that no school or hospital affiliated with the church faced taxation. His aim was to provide encouragement and recognition for their significant contributions to societal development.

He praised nurses for the crucial role they play in the healthcare sector.

His words: ‘Again, I pledge to continue to contribute to the human development in Nigeria through investment in health and education sectors. This is borne out of my strong desire to contribute to societal development.

“I am eager to see a better Nigeria and I am ready to build the New Nigeria that will be beneficial to all. By supporting the healthcare facilities and investing aggressively in the health sector, we will give better lives to our people and develop into a better nation. This is our dream for the New Nigeria and we know it is possible.”

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