Peter Obi Donates N5millon Birthday Present To School

By KayCee July 28, 2014 20:23

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi donated N5 million, given to him by Fidelity Bank Plc in commemoration of his 53rd birthday, to Holy Name Secondary School, Umuchu, Anambra State

Presenting the cheque to the owner of the school, the Catholic Diocese of Awka led by the Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor in the premises of the school at Umuchu, Obi said that part of his mission since leaving office was to solicit funds from organisations and his friends to assist missionary-owned schools and the poor through support to Churches in the State to start faith-based revolving micro credit scheme.

Obi thanked Fidelity Bank Plc for the gift and for respecting his wish that rather than place adverts for him, organisations and friends should use the money to assist the poor or give to him to donate to schools and the poor.

The former Governor, who said that one of his greatest joy was the revamping of education in the State through return of schools to their missionary owners, said that he was encouraged to continue assisting the Church because of the successes recorded so far.

Asked about the feelings concerning ‘magic centres’ in the State, Obi said that his Government tackled the issue and that good results coming out from the State were from known schools such as Government Colleges, Queen of the Rosary, Christ the King College, Dennis Memorial Grammar school, Austica College, Fr, Tansi International College, among others and should not be linked to any magic centre.

“In any case”, he said, “the person credited with the statement has since said that she was misquoted. With that, I think the matter is closed.”

Speaking after receiving the cheque, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor said that Obi represented genuine and honest commitment to humanity.

He concluded that Obi’s life style has remained consistent andprayed to God to continue to give the country a leader like him at all times.



By KayCee July 28, 2014 20:23