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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded elections, Peter Obi, has donated ₦20 million to the Faith Foundation Mission Hospital in Enugu, The Eastern Updates reports.
Mr Obi, who made this revelation in a post on his X handle on Monday which was sighted by The Eastern Updates, pointed out that the donation was his initial support to help the foundation commence the establishment of a College of Nursing Sciences.
Mr. Obi stated that healthcare worker training needs to be given more serious consideration, even as he reiterated his commitment to funding the most important sectors of the country’s development.
The post reads: ‘Over the weekend, I visited Nsukka in Enugu State, where I donated N20 million to the Faith Foundation Mission Hospital, Nsukka.
‘This is in line with my consistent commitment to investing in the most critical areas of national development, namely: health, education, and poverty eradication.
‘The donation is my initial support to the hospital through the Anglican Bishop of Nsukka, Rt Rev. Aloysius Agbo, to help them commence the building of a College of Nursing Sciences.
‘Healthcare workers are at the centre of primary healthcare delivery, which is the foundation of any credible healthcare system.
‘We must, therefore, take the training of healthcare workers more seriously, especially now that our dear nation and the global world are running short of these healthcare professionals.
‘I thank the Bishop and his entire team at Faith Foundation Hospital for making this bold move to set up a College of Nursing Sciences.’
The former governor of Anambra State also assured that he would continue to support projects that bring development and benefits to Nigerians.