THE Vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last year’s presidential election Mr. Peter Obi, has donated 12 laptops with printers and a generator to St. Patrick’s International Secondary School, Awka, Anambra State.
Presenting the facilities to the Senior Prefect of the school, Miss Nwamba Childera, Obi called on Nigerians and all men of goodwill to assist schools in any capacity.
According to him, contributing to the training of children in school is another means of contributing to nation-building.
Obi admonished the students to take their training seriously while reminding them that education is the only weapon capable of transforming nations and taking people to the heights they never imagined.
Obi also urged them to remain focused and choose role models-men and women with values to impact such as the distinguished prose writer Chimamanda Adichie and Prof. Chika Unigwe of Brown University.
Proprietor of the school, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokokafor, who was representated by Fr. Hilary Nwajagu, thanked Obi for allowing God to use him to transform the state.
Nwajagu recalled how Obi as the governor of Anambra State directed the return of the school to the missionaries, describing the action as ‘profoundest’ since the creation of the state.
Earlier, the Manager of the school, Fr. Celestine Aniekwe, told the pupils to consider themselves privileged for having the donor in their midst.
He urged them to listen intently to him for words of wisdom capable of reshaping their lives for good.