Peter Obi takes N2 Million to Sokoto pupils, celebrates World Freedom Day with children in Sokoto

www.odogwublog.com reports that the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi yesterday celebrated World Freedom Day with pupils and students of Holy Family Secondary School, Sokoto and St. Patrick's  School, Illela, the border town between Sokoto and Niger Republic.

 Mr. Obi who said that his urge to celebrate the day in  remote part of Sokoto State was a way of assuring  the children of Nigeria wherever they are that somebody cared for them and was always available to encourage them  to always take their education seriously as the  most important currency  for competition in the world.

 While in both schools, which have Nursery, primary And secondary sections,  Obi went from class to class, interacting with pupils/students. He told them that the essence of the World Freedom Day was not just being free from shackles of slavery, trafficking enslavement, but also being emancipated through education and acquisition of right values.

 Quoting Jean Jacques Rousseau, the French philosopher to them, he said: " When Rousseau said in his book 'The Social Contract', that man is free, but everywhere in chain, he meant  not just slavery as you and I know, but also the dangerous type of slavery occasioned by ignorance, which proper education only can overcome."

 The high point of the visits was the donation of 2 million Naira to both schools(One million Naira each), with assurances by Obi that he would visit them again.

 Obi who recently returned from Rwanda and Kenya on similar school apostolate, has  also been visiting schools in the Northern part of the country. 

Sokoto Diocese Education Secretary, Rev. Sr. Esther Upaa said he was humbled by Obi's commitment to education and prayed to God to bless him abundantly.
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 The former Gov. of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, with pupils of St. Patrick's  School, Illela, the border town between Sokoto and Niger Republic, celebrating  World Freedom Day yesterday, he also donated 2million Naira (1 million Naira each) to the two schools he visited in Sokoto state today.
Peter Obi takes N2 Million to Sokoto pupils, celebrates World Freedom Day with children in Sokoto Peter Obi takes N2 Million to Sokoto pupils, celebrates World Freedom Day with children in Sokoto Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Rating: 5

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