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Obi Donates ₦10m to Grimard College of Nursing Sciences in Kogi

...Urges Govt. to Invest More in Health, Education

The Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi has donated ten million naira (₦10,000,000) to Grimard College of Nursing Sciences, Anyigba, Kogi State.

Mr. Obi made the donation on Monday and encouraged the different tiers of government in Nigeria to invest more in health and education.

“In my continued commitment to building a better nation through investing in the critical areas of human and national development; health and education, yesterday, I visited the Grimard College of Nursing Sciences, Anyigba, Kogi State, where I gave them my support of ₦10 million.

“Grimard College of Nursing Sciences, Kogi State has continued to play a very critical role in the primary healthcare sector of the nation through its training and nurturing of healthcare professionals who make a difference in society.

“I have not only remained consistent in urging governments, at all levels, to invest more in health and education, but I have also continued to call on donor agencies to do the same,” he stated.

The former Anambra State Governor explained that investment in the future of children is for the good of society and the progress of the nation.

Obi expressed concern about the training of nurses stressing that ‘they are at the centre of our primary healthcare delivery.’

He added: “As experts continue to warn of a looming severe shortage of nurses, we must remain proactive by investing in their training, through that, we can have enough for our domestic health sector, and export more to the global community.

“I thank the Proprietor, the Management and the Staff of the College for their commitment to training compassionate and competent healthcare professionals. I encourage the nursing students to remain focused and committed to their education.

“Our commitment remains to build a New Nigeria which offers Nigerians access to good healthcare and educational opportunities.”

 

Hope Ejairu

Hope Ejairu is a writer, sports analyst and journalist, with publications on print and digital media. He holds certifications in various media/journalism trainings, including AFP.

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