In a commendable act of philanthropy, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has donated N20 million to the Faith Foundation Mission Hospital in Nsukka, Enugu State.
The former governor of Anambra State made this announcement via his X handle on Monday, November 13. This generous donation aligns with Obi’s unwavering commitment to investing in critical areas of national development, emphasizing health, education, and poverty eradication.
Supporting Healthcare Development: A Strategic Investment
During his visit to Nsukka, Obi expressed his dedication to supporting initiatives that contribute to national development.
The N20 million donation serves as an initial contribution to the Faith Foundation Mission Hospital, facilitated through the Anglican Bishop of Nsukka, Rt Rev. Aloysius Agbo.
The funds are earmarked for the establishment of a College of Nursing Sciences, reinforcing the importance of healthcare workers in the foundation of a robust healthcare system.
Addressing Shortages in Healthcare Professionals
In his post, Obi emphasized the critical role of healthcare workers in primary healthcare delivery, stressing the need to prioritize the training of these professionals.
Given the current shortage of healthcare professionals both in Nigeria and globally, investing in their education becomes paramount.
The Labour Party presidential candidate commended the bold move by the Faith Foundation Hospital to set up a College of Nursing Sciences, recognizing its potential impact on healthcare development.
Commitment to National Development: Building the New Nigeria
Peter Obi concluded his message by expressing gratitude to the Bishop and the entire team at Faith Foundation Hospital for their proactive efforts in establishing the College of Nursing Sciences.
He reaffirmed his commitment to supporting projects that contribute to national development and benefit Nigerians.
Obi believes that by doing so, they can collectively work towards building the New Nigeria of their dreams.