Obi donates 10 million naira to Kogi nursing school, urges investment in health

Obi donates 10 million naira to Kogi nursing school, urges investment in health

Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has demonstrated his commitment to healthcare and education by donating N10 million to the Grimard College of Nursing Sciences in Anyigba, Kogi State.

The donation was made during a visit to the facility on Monday.

In a statement on Tuesday through X, Obi stressed the college’s vital role in Nigeria’s primary healthcare sector, saying: “Grimard College of Nursing Sciences, Kogi State, continues to play a very vital role in the country’s primary healthcare sector by training and mentoring healthcare professionals who make a difference in the society.”

The former Anambra State governor reiterated his call for more investment in health and education, saying: “I have not only been consistent in urging governments, at all levels, to invest more in health and education, but I have also called on donor agencies to do the same.”

Obi stressed the importance of nursing education, writing: “I am particularly concerned about the training of nurses as they are central to our primary health care.”

He warned of a possible shortage of nurses and stressed the need for proactive measures.

“As experts continue to warn of a looming serious shortage of nurses, we must remain proactive by investing in their training. That way, we can have enough for our domestic health sector and export more to the global community,” he said.

Obi expressed his gratitude to the management and staff of the college for their dedication to training healthcare professionals. He also encouraged the nursing students to remain focused on their studies.

“We remain committed to building a new Nigeria that provides Nigerians with access to quality healthcare and educational opportunities,” Obi added.