June 14, 2024

The Daily Vendor

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Obi’s record of investment in societal development unbroken – Bishop Ezeokafor

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Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese and Proprietor of the College of Nursing Sciences, Adazi-Nnukwu, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor has praised the firm commitment to societal development shown by Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi.

The cleric said Obi has continued to advance the cause of humanity both in and outside public office.

Ezeokafor spoke at the College of Nursing Sciences, Adazi-Nnukwu, when Mr. Peter Obi visited the College and supported them in the training of more nurses and upgrade of their infrastructure with a donation of N10 million.

According to Ezeokafor, Obi has remained consistent in his support for societal growth. 

“Obi’s record of investment in societal development remains unbroken. He’s always going out of his way to ensure the development of the nation,” he added.

Head of the Department at the College of Nursing, Mrs Mary-Michael Ezenwuba recounted past contributions from Mr. Peter Obi, including the donation of two coaster buses, an 18-seater bus, the construction of a two-story administrative building, a two-story hostel, and numerous cheques for ongoing improvements. 

She emphasized that Obi’s support has been unwavering from before his tenure as governor to the present. She also highlighted additional areas where they would, like Oliver Twist, gratefully seek further assistance from Mr. Obi. 

In his response, Obi reiterated his firm commitment to building a better society through investment in critical areas of human development, namely education, health, and poverty alleviation.

“I have remained consistent in my advocacy for more aggressive investments in the critical areas of education and health, especially for the training of nurses, who are at the heart of our health sector. 

‘Different health organizations have continued to warn about the impending shortage of nurses on the global level. By investing in the training of nurses, we will be able to produce enough qualified nurses to fill the gaps created by the shortage,” Obi said.

Addressing the nursing students, Obi encouraged them to remain committed to their nursing education. He described nursing as a noble profession that cares for the well-being of people, nurtures the health of all, and heals the wounds, pains, and infirmities of the sick and weak in society.

In his words, “I remind you, my dear nursing students, that nursing is a noble profession in which you will find fulfillment by serving society. I wish you well and urge you to continue to work hard as nurses as we unite our efforts in building a New Nigeria.”

Obi lauded the proprietor of the College, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, and the management and staff of the College for their dedication and hard work in investing in the future of nurses and, by extension, contributing to the growth of Nigeria’s health sector.

“Through many decades of producing qualified nurses and midwives, the College of Nursing Sciences, Adazi-Nnukwu, has contributed immeasurably to the growth of our health sector and the development of our human infrastructure.

“By your labors and sacrifices, you have continued to produce well-trained nurses who make positive impacts both within the nation and in the international health sector,” Obi enthused.

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