The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi said that the only passion he had now is to continue to contribute from whatever position he saw himself to the advancement of the society. He said this while presenting a cheque of 5 Million Naira to the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor for assistance to the poor in the Diocese.
Obi, who recently presented 3 million to the Methodist Church in the State; 5 Million to the Anglican Diocese of Ekwulobia; 3 million to the Anglican Diocese of Amichi; among others to institute revolving loan schemes targeted at the poor assured that the money will go round all the dioceses in the State. Said that besides assisting the poor, that he would, for life, devote his time and resources to assisting the Church in their various schools and other endeavors that were beneficial to humanity.
On why restricting the assistance to schools owned by the Church, he said he did not want to interfere in Government schools as he believed Government would always take care of them. “Much as I believe that Government would always take care of their schools, I must confess that I was impressed the way Churches in the State managed the schools we returned to them. Today, discipline, hardwork, diligence and morals are beginning to return to those schools. Insofar as these schools train our children, they are worthwhile venture to support and encourage”, Obi said.
Calling on the Church to fashion out beneficial method of deploying the money he gave to them for micro credit support, Obi said he would be encouraged to assist further and to call on his friends to assist as well once the scheme was on course.
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The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi ( left), presenting a cheque of 5 Million Naira to the Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor(right) for micro credit scheme for the poor in the Diocese