Obi donates ₦10 million to Kogi nursing college, emphasizes importance of investing in health, education

Obi during one of such visits 

In a visit Monday, July 8, 2024, to Grimard College of Nursing Sciences in Anyigba, Kogi State, Peter Obi, the Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate, donated ₦10 million to support the training of nurses
. Obi emphasized that his commitment to investing in health and education is crucial for the betterment of society and the nation's future.

Nurses he acknowledged play a vital role in primary healthcare delivery, and his  donation aims to aid their training. He believes that investing in these critical areas of human and national development is essential for building a better Nigeria.

He stated that Nigeria is today undeveloped 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, today, facing serious challenges of insecurity and other socio-economic challenges due to lack of investment in these critical areas.

"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, which 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

Obi thanked the Proprietor of the college, Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji, the management and the 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. And that is POssible," Obi concluded in a press release signed by Yunusa Tanko, spokesperson of the Peter Obi Media Reach (POMR).
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