The Immaculate Heart of Mary’s sisters yesterday opened their newly constructed old people’s home at Nkpor.
In her welcome address at the event, the Superior General of the congregation, Mother Mary Claude Oguh thanked God for the successful completion of the project. She said the project, Mater Christus home for old sisters, was conceived many years ago but could not be started until the former Gov. of Anamba State, Mr. Peter Obi came to their support morally and financially. She noted that Mr. Obi visited the project many times even after he left office.
The Superior General who thanked others for their contributions to the project also appealed to the people to continue to support in its maintenance at all times.
The Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Dennis Isizor who blessed and dedicated the building said it was to the greater glory of God.
In his goodwill message, Mr. Peter Obi who was accompanied by his former Commissioners, Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna and Engr. Patrick Obi as well as Prof. Akachi Ezeigbo, described the conception of the project as visionary. He said he would continue to assist in its maintenance in line with his belief that the elderly are critical component of the society, who, having devoted their productive years to the service of the country needed great care and compassion.
Culled from: Mazi Odera