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Gov. Obi Presents N5billion To State University
Few weeks after Gov. Peter Obi presented cheques of N5bIllion to the State??University, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu University and six vehicles, 2 buses for the students? Union in the two campuses of the university and four patrol vehicles for security; N100m??and two vehicles to Paul University, Awka; N100m and two buses??to Madonna University, Okija, for infrastructural development,??Governor Peter Obi yesterday presented 2 vehicles and N100million to Tansian University, Umunya, with the promise that the assistance would get to all the higher institutions in the State.
unnamed (8)Speaking at the premises of the University yesterday, Gov. Peter Obi said that the policy of his government to support all institutions in the State was borne out of the fact that those institutions not owned by the Government also assist the Government, sometimes even better than Government, in the training of the people of the State.
Explaining the Philosophy behind direct disbursement of funds, the Governor said it was not, and could not be interpreted as abdication of responsibility of governance.??He said that State University, the State Government erected a lot of structures in the State University, including the perimeter fencing of the Permanent site at Igbariam, the Faculties of Law, Social Sciences, Mass communication, Agric and Management buildings, the Administrative block, classrooms, among others, but insisted that direct disbursement achieve more, especially through the Churches. ?With the Churches doing the projects directly, you hardly hear of variation and related terms?, Obi said.
The Governor said that the presentation of cheques to schools and hospitals had not blinded him to other needs of the State. ?For instance, in investment alone, since I became the Governor, we have invested over N20b for the State, which before me, rather than invest, was actually in deficit. In INTAFACT (SABmiller), Government invested 10 Per cent, which is above N2Billion. A few days ago, I laid the foundation for the expansion of their facility in Anambra State. As part of our contribution, the State will pay another N2Billion and we shall pay it in February, that is next month,? the Governor said.
Receiving the Cheque and keys to the two vehicles by the proprietor of the institution, Most Rev Prof (Msgn) John Bosco Akam, he thanked God for the gift of Gov. Peter Obi to the State and said it was marvelous that for the first time since creation, God gave to Anambra State a leader that understood that governance must be according to the dictates of God and for the benefit of all.
Disagreeing with the idea of retiring from politics by the Governor, he prayed to God to continue to give him the strength to serve Nigeria in higher capacity.
The Governor also performed the foundation laying ceremony of the St Peter Hostel the school is erecting.
The Governor also visited Tansi International College, Okpuno. He thanked the teachers for the work they are doing and promised them that they will get the computers, money to upgrade their library, sick bay and other facilities.
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