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Peter Obi donates N10 million to Anambra nursing college

Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the 2023 polls, Mr Peter Obi, on Thursday, presented a N10 million cheque to College of Nursing Sciences, St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra

Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, presented a N10 million cheque to the College of Nursing Sciences at St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital in Onitsha, Anambra, on Thursday.

Mr. Obi stated that the donation was part of his annual commitment to supporting and enhancing institutions, particularly in the health, education, and environmental sectors. He explained that although the donation was intended for 2023, he couldn’t visit the school earlier due to electoral engagements and other commitments.

“We need to start contributing our quota to the development of critical institutions like the college of nursing. I am sure that in time to come, this school will move to greater heights.

“I will continue to offer my annual yearly support. Last year, I did not come because of activities that took my time. All we are doing today is giving back what God has given us,” he said.

Mr Obi noted that it was important for relevant authorities at all levels to start prioritising the key sectors of human development like health and education and pulling people out of poverty.

Valerian Okeke, who received the cheque on behalf of the proprietor and management of the college, commended Mr Obi for his continuous support.

“We are here today because of Peter Obi; this place is a college because of the students, and we urge them to keep the flag flying.

“They should maintain and surpass the record of their predecessors and justify the confidence repose in them,” Mr Okeke said.

The N10 million donation from Peter Obi holds the potential to catalyze positive changes within the College of Nursing Sciences at St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital. This infusion of funds can be utilized to upgrade facilities, enhance academic programs, and provide scholarships for deserving students. Additionally, the donation may inspire other philanthropists and stakeholders to contribute towards the advancement of nursing education in Anambra State.

Beyond the immediate financial support, Peter Obi’s gesture serves as a morale booster for students, faculty, and staff at the College of Nursing Sciences. It reaffirms the value of their work and underscores the importance of investing in healthcare education as a cornerstone of national development.

Peter Obi’s donation to the College of Nursing Sciences in Anambra exemplifies the power of philanthropy in driving positive change and empowering communities. By prioritizing education and healthcare, Obi demonstrates his commitment to building a brighter future for Nigeria. As the nation continues to grapple with various challenges, investments in education and healthcare remain essential pillars for sustainable development. Through collaborative efforts between government, private sector, and philanthropic individuals like Peter Obi, we can work towards creating a more equitable and prosperous society for all Nigerians.

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