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Peter Obi Donates ₦10m to College of Nursing Sciences in Onitsha

The Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi has donated the sum of ten million naira (₦10,000,000) to the College of Nursing Sciences, St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital in Onitsha.

Mr. Obi disclosed the donation on X, formerly Twitter on Friday ahead of World Health Day celebration on Sunday, April 7.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the theme for World Health Day 2024 is ‘My health, my right’.

WHO said that this year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.

Meanwhile, Obi stated that his donation is in line with his commitment to bolster the pivotal areas of human development.

(Photo Credit: @PeterObi on X)

“As part of my activities to mark the World Health Day which comes up on Sunday, 7 April, and in keeping with my commitment to supporting the critical areas of human development, I visited the College of Nursing Sciences, St Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital, Onitsha and donated the sum of ₦10 million to support the activities of the College.

“The College of Nursing Sciences, St Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital is a college I was actively involved in its establishment from inception.

“I have always rendered my support to the college, from my years as the Governor of Anambra State. I am delighted to see how it has grown, over the years to become one of the best colleges of nursing in the nation,” he stated.

(Photo Credit: @PeterObi on X)

The former Anambra State Governor noted that he has always advocated for the training of more healthcare professionals both for the Nigerian health sector and for global export, especially now that there is an impending global shortage of nurses.

He added: “I am glad that the College of Nursing has continued to contribute immensely to this vision. I am therefore very hopeful that my visit today, with my little financial support, will go a long way in aiding the growth of this college especially in their contributions to our health sector.”

(Photo Credit: @PeterObi on X)

The politician commended the proprietor of the College, His Grace Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, and the entire management and staff of the College for their visible achievement thus far.

He also lauded the vision of the management, emphasizing that it will further lead to the growth of the institution.

Obi further encouraged the nursing students to hold on to the tenets of the noble profession by taking their academic and moral education seriously.

He stressed that each investment made in these very critical areas of human development brings the nation closer to a new era.

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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