The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi [image above] has shared 20 Million Naira to schools across the country.
Obi disclosed that support to schools has become a passion for him, said that having witnessed the impact the support he gave to schools when he was the Governor of Anambra State yielded in the performances of Anambra schools.
He said that he was encouraged to continue the gesture as part of his contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria.
He made the disclosure last week as he moved from one school to another donating 1 Million naira each to them.
Some of the schools he visited are: Holy Child Nursery and Primary School, Isiagu; Holy Spirit Secondary School, Ebenebe; St. Anthony Secondary School, Ikenga; Holy Family Secondary School, Igboukwu.
Others are St Anthony Nursery and Primary School, Ekwulobia, Immaculate Conception Secondary School, Umuchukwu; Michael Tansi Secondary School, Akpu, Ekwu Memorial Secondary School, Owerri-Ezukala, among others.
Speaking at Madonna Nursery and Primary School, Agulu, which he visited on Friday, Obi encouraged the pupils of the school to have their minds fixed on the fact that education is about their future and should not be joked with.
He told them that with education, they could compete with their counterparts in any part of the world.
Obi disclosed that he has been engaging a lot of international organisations to get them assist Nigeria in the area of education.
“A few weeks ago, I meet with the leaders of Build Africa in London over the same matter”, Obi said.
Obi took the opportunity to call on wealthy Nigerians to commit certain percentages of their profits to support worthy causes as a way of given back to the society that made them what they are.
He described as particularly painful; a situation where Nigerians spend tens of millions to celebrate vanity when 1 or 2 million Naira donated to schools would go a long way in making the society a batter place.
By Valentine Obienyem