Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi donates N5m to physically-challenged as part of birthday celebration
BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has donated a sum of N5 million to Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled, Old and Tramps (RECDOT) Ozubulu, as part of the activities to mark his 60th Birthday Celebration.
He also equipped the Computer Laboratory of RECDOT Comprehensive Secondary School, Ozubulu.
Obi, who made a visit to RECDOT Family and RECDOT Secondary School, explained that it was more fulfilling for him to celebrate his birthday with the downtrodden and the poor people in the society. He said it would do neither him nor the society any good, if he lavished huge amount of money on exotic celebrations, when people were hungry on the streets.
“Anyone who knows me, knows that I don’t do parties. How can I be drinking expensive champagnes in Abuja when millions of Nigerian youths are roaming the streets hungry and unemployed? I would rather invest whatever money I have into making our society better by building schools, upgrading hospitals and lifting people out of poverty. That to me, is more rewarding and fulfilling”, Obi explained.
Handing over the cheque of N5 million to RECDOT Centre and 10 laptop computers, 2 printers and a generator set to Recdot Comprehensive Secondary School, he encouraged their founder, Mrs. Rosemary Odunukwe, to keep up her good works.
Addressing the students, Mr. Obi encouraged them to take their education seriously, for it remains a pathway to greatness.
He reiterated that education remains the greatest contributor to national development and urged the students not to take it lightly.
In her words of appreciation, Mrs Odunukwe said that Mr. Obi has always come to their aid and always contributed to their welfare. She prayed God to bless Mr. Obi always.
Mr. Obi who celebrated the mass of thanksgiving to commemorate his birthday on Sunday at the Centre was accompanied by Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna and Engr. Dr. Patrick Obi.