By Chioma Ndife
The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has donated 12 laptops with printers and a generator, to St. Patrick’s International Secondary School, Awka.
While presenting the facilities to the Senior Prefect of the School, Miss Nwamba Chidera, Obi called on Nigerians and all men of goodwill to assist schools in any capacity they could, since, according to him, contributing to the training of the children in school is one of the ways of contributing to nation-building.
Encouraging the students to take their training seriously, Obi reminded them that education was the only endeavour capable of transforming nations and taking people to heights they never imagined in their lives.
Obi also encouraged them to remain focused in life and choose as role models, men and women that had values to impact, such as Chimamanda Adichie and Prof. Chika Unigwe of Brown University.
Bishop Paulinus Ezeokokafor, the proprietor of the school, who spoke through his representative, Fr. Hilary Nwajagu, thanked Obi for allowing God to be using him as a vessel for transforming the state. Recalling his return of schools to the Church, he described it as the profoundest act since the creation of Anambra State.
Earlier, the Manager of the school, Fr. Celestine Aniekwe, told the students to consider themselves privileged for having Mr. Peter Obi in their midst. He encouraged them to listen intently to him for words of wisdom capable of reshaping their lives for Good.