Obi donates N10m to Kogi nursing faculty, urges healthcare funding

The 2023 Labour Birthday celebration presidential candidate Peter Obi has demonstrated his loyalty to healthcare and training by way of donating N10 million to the Grimard School of Nursing Sciences in Anyigba, Kogi Circumstance.

The donation used to be made throughout a consult with to the establishment on Monday.

In a observation on Tuesday by way of X, Obi highlighted the crucial function of the school in Nigeria’s number one healthcare sector, declaring, “Grimard College of Nursing Sciences, Kogi State has continued to play a very critical role in the primary healthcare sector of the nation through its training and nurturing of healthcare professionals who make a difference in society.”

The previous Anambra Circumstance governor reiterated his name for greater funding in fitness and training, pronouncing, “I have not only remained consistent in urging governments, at all levels, to invest more in health and education, but I have also continued to call on donor agencies to do the same.”

Emphasising the significance of nursing training, Obi wrote, “I am particularly concerned about the training of nurses because they are at the centre of our primary healthcare delivery.”

He warned of a possible insufficiency of nurses and wired the will for proactive measures.

“As experts continue to warn of a looming severe shortage of nurses, we must remain proactive by investing in their training, through that, we can have enough for our domestic health sector, and export more to the global community,” he mentioned.

Obi expressed gratitude to the school’s control and group of workers for his or her willpower to coaching healthcare pros. He additionally inspired the nursing scholars to stay fascinated by their research.

“Our commitment remains to build a New Nigeria which offers Nigerians access to good healthcare and educational opportunities,” Obi added.

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