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Peter Obi Donates N50m To Anglican Church For Community Development



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The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi has donated N50 million to the Anglican Diocese of Awka to aid community and health development.

According to him, the donation is in continuation of his support towards advancing critical aspects of human development and growth.

Obi made the donation Friday 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.

The Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate 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.

News About Nigeria gathered that Obi 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.

He revealed that his contribution is aimed at enhancing the Diocese’s overall initiatives in strengthening its healthcare facilities.

Obi, who pledged his commitment to the completion of the project, explained that his motivation for the gesture is from his belief that healthcare is one of the critical developmental needs of any society.

He, therefore, charged Nigerians to encourage institutions like the Church in their efforts to develop vital areas of the society and the people noting that his motivation to provide assistance is due to his understanding that these facilities do not solely benefit the Bishop and his priests, but rather the entire populace of the state.