NigerAt50:PPAHails AmaechiOnFreeEducation,Healthcare Delivery

By Joe Ezuma
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Port Harcourt
The Princewill Political Associates , Political platform of Prince Tonye Princewill in Rivers Has described the declaration of free education by governor Chibuike Amaechi on friday as a worthy national birth day gifte to the Rivers citizens.

Governor Amaechi had as part of activities marking the nation's golden jubilee launched free primary and secondary education and free health care services for all taxpaying residents in Rivers state.

For University graduates, the Governor promised to run a scholarship programme for all undergraduates from the State, saying , “today, we formally declare free education and free healthcare. I would like to convey this message to the Ministry of Health to advice all doctors in the health centers not to charge anybody, including fees to obtain card. The free education is for primary and secondary schools. I will sponsor scholarship in the university. For health, it is free health in all government owned hospitals or health centers, free of charge”.

A statement by the PPA media consultuat , Dr. Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, quoted Prince Tonye Princewill as saying ''The joy of the leadership and members of Princewill Political Associates (PPA) knows no bounds over this Independence gift to the people of Rivers State. As we congratulate the Governor for these unique gestures we will like to urge all our people to rally round the Governor to continue to give the State purposeful, viable, virile and pragmatic leadership''.

The PPA noted with happiness that the state is now going beyond buildings to actually providing services, sayingh, ''his is what we and our leader Prince Tonye Princewill have always pushed for''.

Princewill in an earlier statement , described Amaechi as a layer of foundations,saying, “What he is doing may not be felt until after he has left. Very few politicians will do this. Everyone is thinking of today and their glory. Amaechi is thinking of tomorrow and our glory''