Obi Visits, Donates to School of Medical Laboratory Science Nkpor
As part of his continued efforts to uplift education in different parts of the country, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has recently paid a visit to School of Medical Laboratory Science, Nkpor (SOMLAN), with a donation of N1.5 million made to them to help them provide for their educational needs.
During the visit which took place on November 20, 2020, Obi restated his commitment to education, which, as he had always said, remained a sure path to national development.
It would be recalled that SOMLAN was conceived, established and commissioned by Mr Peter Obi, on May 6, 2014, as part of his Millenium Development Goals (MDG) projects, when he was the governor of Anambra State. The Institution is managed by Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation.
Obi appreciated the Church in general and the School Management in particular, for ‘helping the Government provide good and standard education to the public’. He encouraged them not to rest on their oars in raising responsible citizens who contribute positively to society, while advising the students to take their education seriously and remain of good behaviour.
Speaking on behalf of Superior General, Immaculate Heart Congregation, Mother Mary-Claude Oguh; the Education Secretary of the Congregation, Rev Mary-Amanda Nwagbo, appreciated Obi for all he had been doing for them. Sr. Nwagbo said that if all the stories of Obi’s benevolence were to be told on the media, the world would stand in awe. She encouraged Obi to continue spreading love to all, ‘that God who sees the hearts of men will bless him’.
In her words of gratitude, the Head of School/Principal of SOMLAN, Rev Sr Maria Uzochukwu Ozor, described Obi’s consistent support as 2nd to none. Sr Ozor said Obi had been there supporting them from inception. She prayed God to take Obi to a higher position where he will be able to touch more lives.
Appreciating Obi on behalf of the students, the Students Union Government President of SOMLAN, Okeke Stephen, expressed their profound gratitude to Obi for always coming to their aid, especially for providing them with a school bus and a female hostel. He said “Your Excellency, your children and staff of medical laboratory are highly grateful, for without your enormous support, there will be no conducive learning environment for students as well as transportation to school and other activities pertaining to our studies. May God continue to bless you sir”.