Obi donates N10 million to Nursing College in Kogi, Says ‘My Investment in Health, Education for the Good of Society’


The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, explained that his unwavering commitment to building a better nation through investing in the critical areas of human and national development—health and education—is ultimately for the good of the nation and the future of society.

Obi made the remarks yesterday when he visited Grimard College of Nursing Sciences, Anyigba, Kogi State, where he donated N10 million to the College for the training of nurses, who he said are at the center of primary healthcare delivery in the nation.

He stated that Nigeria is underdeveloped today because the nation has not aggressively invested in the critical areas of development, which he said are health, education, and pulling people out of poverty. He maintained that the nation is facing serious challenges of insecurity and other socio-economic issues due to a lack of investment in these critical areas.

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“I have not only remained consistent in urging governments at all levels to invest more in health and education, but I have also continued to call on donor agencies to do the same. Our investment in the future of our children is for the good of society and the progress of our nation,” Obi said.

Addressing the nursing students, Obi reminded them that they are in a noble profession that cares for humanity.

“I am particularly concerned about the training of more nurses who play very vital roles in caring for the health of society. As experts continue to warn of a severe shortage of nurses, we must remain proactive by investing in their training. Through that, we can have enough for our domestic health sector and export more to the global community,” he added.

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Obi thanked the Proprietor of the College, Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji, and the Management and Staff of the College for their commitment to training compassionate and competent healthcare professionals.

“Our commitment remains to build a new Nigeria which offers Nigerians access to good healthcare and educational opportunities. It is possible,” Obi concluded.

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