By Seyi Babalola
The Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt Rev Aloysius Agbo, has described the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, as one whose very nature is to care for the well-being of others and society while commending him for always going the extra mile to make life better for others.
Bishop Agbo made the remarks on Saturday when Mr Peter Obi visited Faith Foundation Mission Hospital, Nsukka, and donated N20 million to the hospital management, to support the establishment of the College of Nursing Sciences. The Bishop noted that Obi has remained consistent in his quest to build a better Nigeria.
“Beyond politics, Obi is a leader who sincerely seeks for the well-being of others and the progress of society. It is in his nature to be caring. We appreciate his donation of N20 million to us today. Our promise to him is that the money will be put into judicious use. With this initial amount he has given us, we will start work immediately, and by one month, everyone will see tangible results,” the Bishop said.
Presenting the cheque of N20 million to the management of Faith Foundation Mission Hospital, Nsukka, through the Bishop, Obi explained that his ultimate desire in life is to see a better and productive Nigeria, where the critical sectors of health, education, and poverty eradication, are all very functional.
“My visit to this hospital today to present this cheque is not politically motivated, but in line with my commitment to investing in the three most critical areas of development, which are health, education, and poverty alleviation.
“Health remains a critical component of development measurement, and at the foundation of its success are trained healthcare workers.
“I am happy that the Diocese of Nsukka, Anglican Communion, has made this bold move to set up a College of Nursing Sciences. I will continue to support any project that will bring development to our nation and be beneficial to Nigerians,” Obi said.
Obi appreciated the Bishop and his entire team at Faith Foundation Hospital, for coming up with the idea while expressing his confidence in the church’s ability to prudently manage resources to achieve their vision.
It will be recalled that Obi is already supporting Shanahan College of Nursing Sciences in the same Nsukka.