Obi Reiterates Education, Healthcare As Conditions For National Development
Mr Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party has reiterated his stance that quality education and healthcare are crucial to the development and prosperity of any nation.
Obi said this when he donated the sum of N10 million to Paul University, during his visit to the campus in Awka on Thursday.
He said his visit would have come late last year when he received the invitation but delayed it till after the elections because he did not want people to attack political or campaign meanings to it.
The former Anambra governor said it had been his routine to visit three heathcare institutions and three secondary schools every month to support them within his capacity as a private citizen.
“I would have paid this visit in January, as you can see, this cheque is dated Jan. 13 but I did not come because we were campaigning and I did not want to make it a political issue.
“Elections are over and we come to do what we like to do, that is supporting investment in education and health, these are very critical to national development.
“Paul University is one of the universities that government should be supporting, i remember giving you the sim of N100 million when I was governor but as a private citizen, I am giving you this cheque of N10 million and I promise to continue to come,” he said.
Obi, commended the institution for the training they were providing for the country.
In his remark, Prof. Obiora Nwosu, the Vice Chancellor of Paul University described Obi as a man who had proven himself as a lover of humanity and human capacity building.