By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka—THE former governor of Anambra State and Deputy Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Campaign Council, Mr. Peter Obi, has challenged Nigerian students to strive for greatness by taking their education seriously.
He spoke when he visited St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Obolo Eke in Enugu State during which he presented a cheque of N2 million to the school for infrastructure development.
According to Obi, upgrading infrastructure in the school would enhance sustainable training aimed at making the students better citizens and give them the requisite known-how to compete with others in future.
Obi said he had to take a break from the ongoing presidential campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan to be with the students, because the man he was campaigning for was also in love with education and had done so much to improve education in the country as part of the Transformation Agenda of his government.
Obi explained that the money he had continued to give to schools even after he had left office were donations to him from individuals and corporate organizations, adding that he derived joy and satisfaction donating to schools because God had already provided him with all his needs in life.
Manager of the school, Rev. Fr. John Martins Chikani, said he was overwhelmed by emotions for a former governor to travel to a remote part of Enugu State to assist the school.