8th Round Of Hospital Support Visits: Obi Presents Another Cheque Of N100m To St.Charles Borromeo Hospital Onitsha

By Mazi Odera

Governor Peter Obi has presented another cheque of one hundred million naira to Saint Charles Borromeo Hospital Onitsha for continuation of work on the on-going school of Nursing project. Presenting the cheque at the project site, Governor Obi, who was on the 8th round of hospital visits as part of collaboration between Government and the Church on health and education delivery, assured that the State government would continue to intervene to reposition the institution to meet the demands of the time.

Governor Obi said the State government partnership with the church had fast tracked the State strides towards achieving the vision of the Millennium Development Goals. He noted that the State was today ahead of other States in development indices in Health and Education sectors.

Responding, the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke described Governor Obi's tenure as years of active work, visionary service, provision for common good for all and promotion of holistic health and quality education. Most Reverend Okeke observed that the Governor had within the years revived the State, corrected previous misadministration and impunity, calling on others to emulate his principles of servant-leader policy to raise the standard of living in the country.

He said Nigerians would soon under study the State's Health and Education systems as well as its political growth as models to be adopted. The Archbishop assured that they would accelerate pace of work to ensure early completion of the project.

One of the Nurses, Mrs. Cordelia Nwokolo noted that completion of the project would widen opportunity for intake of more students and the training of more manpower for the Health sector.

Highlights were presentation of the cheque, jubilation and songs of solidarity by the nurses.