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Peter Obi Donates N50m To Anglican Church

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The presidential candidate for Labour Party at February 25 general election, Mr Peter Geogory Obi has donated the sum of 50 million naira to a church.


Obi made the donation yesterday at the foundation laying ceremony of the Department of Midwifery and Public Health Nursing of the Millennium College of Nursing Sciences owned by the Awka Anglican Communion.

Obi, who has been making similar donations to churches and schools since leaving office as the governor of Anambra State, said that through his planned giving, he would be part of the project till its completion.

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He had previously donated N40 million to Faith Specialist Hospital, where the College is domiciled and yesterday’s donation has brought it up to N90 million.

According to Obi, the contribution is aimed at enhancing the Diocese’s overall initiatives in strengthening its healthcare facilities.

Obi explained that his motivation for the gesture stemmed from his belief that healthcare is one of the critical developmental needs of any society.

Peter Obi He urged Nigerians to encourage institutions like the Church in their ongoing efforts to develop vital areas, adding that his motivation to provide assistance was rooted in the understanding that these facilities do not solely benefit the Bishop and his priests, but rather the entire populace of the state.

He further pledged his commitment to the project and even mentioned his intention to leverage his connections to secure funding from his friends.

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The Anglican Bishop of Awka and the Archbishop of Niger Province, Most Rev’d Dr. Alexander Ibezim, commended Mr. Obi for consistently demonstrating his commitment to the welfare of the masses, citing his past accomplishments in Anambra State, such as the return of schools to the church and massive financial support to the schools, as well as substantial financial support for healthcare, as exemplary actions that other leaders should emulate when genuinely dedicated to serving the people.

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