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Ex-Gov. Obi Donates Fidelity Bank’s N5m Birthday Gift To School

Ignatius Okpara, Awka

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State Mr. Peter Obi on Monday donated a cheque of N5 million naira, presented to him by Fidelity Bank Plc as a birthday gift to Holy Name Secondary School, Umuchu in the state.

Presenting the cheque to the proprietor of the school, the Catholic Diocese of Awka led by the Bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor in the premises of the school at Umuchu, Obi said that part of his mission since leaving office was to solicit funds from organisations and his friends to assist missionary-owned schools and the poor through support to Churches in the State to start faith-based revolving micro credit scheme.

Obi who marked his 52rd birth in low key, had expressed appreciation to Fidelity Bank Plc for the gesture and for respecting his wish that rather than place adverts for him, organisations and friends should use the money to assist the poor or give to him to donate to schools and the poor.

The former Governor, who said that one of his greatest joy was the revamping of education in the State through return of schools to their missionary owners, stated that he was encouraged to continue assisting the Church because of the successes recorded so far.

On the issue of ‘magic or special centres’ in the State, Obi said that his Government tackled the issue and that good results coming out from the State were from known schools such as Government Colleges, Queen of the Rosary, Christ the King College, Dennis Memorial Grammar school, Austica College, Fr. Tansi International College, among others and should not be linked to any magic centre.

In his speech shortly after receiving the cheque on behalf of the school, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor said that Obi represented genuine and honest commitment to humanity.

The cleric stressed that Obi’s life style has remained consistent and prayed God to continue to provide Nigeria with such leaders.



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