Peter Obi donates N10m to Kogi nursing college, calls for increased investment in health and education (Photos)

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The 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has again called for increased investment in health and education as he donated N10 million to the Grimard College of Nursing Sciences in Anyigba, Kogi State.

The donation was made during a visit to the institution on Monday, July 8, 2024.

He stated that Nigeria is today undeveloped because the nation has not aggressively invested in the critical areas of development, which he said are; health, education and pulling people out of poverty.

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He maintained that the nation is, today, facing serious challenges of insecurity and other socio-economic challenges due to lack of investment in these critical areas.

“I have not only remained consistent in urging governments, at all levels, to invest more in health and education, but I have also continued to call on donor agencies to do the same. Our investment in the future of our children is for the good of society and the progress of our nation,” Obi said.

Addressing the nursing students, Obi reminded them that they are in a noble profession which cares for humanity.

“I am particularly concerned about the training of more nurses who play very vital roles in caring for the health of society. As experts continue to warn of a severe shortage of nurses, we must remain proactive by investing in their training, through that, we can have enough for our domestic health sector, and export more to the global community,” he added.

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Obi thanked the Proprietor of the College, Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji; the Management and the Staff of the College for their commitment to training compassionate and competent healthcare professionals.

“Our commitment remains to build a New Nigeria which offers Nigerians access to good healthcare and educational opportunities. It is POssible,” Obi concluded.

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