The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr.
Peter Obi has shared 20 Million Naira to
schools across the country.
Obi who disclosed that support to schools
has become a passion for him, said that
having witnessed the impact the support he
gave to schools when he was the Governor
of Anambra State yielded in the
performances of Anambra schools, that he
was encouraged to continue the gesture as
part of his contributions to the growth and
development of Nigeria.
He said this last
week as he moved from one school to the
another donating 1 Million naira each to
Some of the schools he visited are: Holy Child
Nursery and Primary School, Isiagu; Holy
Spirit Secondary School, Ebenebe; St.
Anthony Secondary School, Ikenga; Holy
Family Secondary School, Igboukwu; St
Anthony Nursery and Primary School,
Ekwulobia, Immaculate Conception
Secondary School, Umuchukwu; Michael
Tansi Secondary School, Akpu, Ekwu
Memorial Secondary School, Owerri-Ezukala,
Speaking at Madonna Nursery and Primary
School, Agulu, which he visited on Friday,
Obi encouraged the pupils of the school to
have their minds fixed on the fact that
education is about their future and should
not be joked with. He told them that with
education, they could compete with their
counterparts in any part of the world.
Obi disclosed that he has been engaging a
lot of international organisations to get
them assist Nigeria in the area of education.
“A few weeks ago, I meet with the leaders
of Build Africa in London over the same
matter”, Obi said.
Obi took the opportunity to call on wealthy
Nigerians to commit certain percentages of
their profits to support worthy causes as a
way of given back to the society that made
them what they are. He described as
particularly painful; a situation where
Nigerians spend tens of millions to celebrate
vanity when 1 or 2 million Naira donated to
schools would go a long way in making the
society a batter place.
Culled from : Nairaland.com