Obi Donates to Disabled,Tramps, at 60th Birthday

…Equips School with  Computer Lab

By Jude Atupulazi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has donated a sum of N5 million to the Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled, Old and Tramps (RECDOT) Ozubulu, as part of the activities to mark his 60th birthday celebration. He also equipped the computer laboratory of RECDOT Comprehensive Secondary School, Ozubulu.

Obi, who paid a visit to RECDOT Family and RECDOT Secondary School, explained that it was more fulfilling for him to celebrate his birthday with the downtrodden and the poor people in society, noting that it would do neither him nor the society any good if he lavished huge amount of money on exotic celebrations when people were hungry on the streets.

‘Anyone who knows me, knows that I don’t do parties. How can I be drinking expensive champagnes in Abuja when millions of Nigerian youths are roaming the streets hungry and unemployed? I would rather invest whatever money I have into making our society better by building schools, upgrading hospitals and lifting people out of poverty. That to me, is more rewarding and fulfilling,’ Obi explained.

Handing over the cheque of N5 million to RECDOT Centre and 10 laptop computers, 2 printers and a generator set to Recdot Comprehensive Secondary School, Obi encouraged their founder, Mrs Rosemary Odunukwe, to keep up her good work.

Addressing the students, Obi encouraged them to take their education seriously as it remained a pathway to greatness. Obi reiterated that education remained the greatest contributor to national development and urged the students not to take it lightly.

In her words of appreciation, Mrs Odunukwe said that Obi had always come to their aid and always contributed to their welfare. She prayed God to bless Obi always.

Obi who celebrated the Mass of thanksgiving to commemorate his birthday on Sunday at the Centre, was accompanied by Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna and Engr. Dr. Patrick Obi.