The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, His Excellency Mr Peter Obi, has, in this period of Coronavirus pandemic, continued to reach out to those he described as the most vulnerable people in the society by donating relief materials to them through churches and hospitals. Obi, who was represented by the Former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning in Anambra State, Prof Stella Okunna, on Monday, May 4, 2020, handed over relief materials, worth millions of naira, to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka and Annunciation Specialist Hospital, Enugu.
Presenting the relief materials to the hospitals, Prof. Okunna reiterated Obi’s commitment to delivering adequate health care for people in society especially in this period of global pandemic. Prof Okunna explained that Obi understood the sacrifices the health workers were making to ensure that people enjoyed good health, which she said, inspired him to deliver COVID 19 support to the hospitals.
“His Excellency Peter Obi knows that the health workers at all levels are the heroes and heroines in the fore front of this fight against coronavirus pandemic and that is why he is giving out palliatives to many hospitals across the country. He understands the sacrifices you all make and he encourages you to remain steadfast in your resolve to stamp this deadly virus out of the country”, Prof Okunna said.
Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka was presented with 2500 face masks, 10,000 hand gloves, 250 (300mls) sanitizers, 10 big cartons of paracetamol and an infrared thermometer, while Annunciation Specialist Hospital, Enugu received 2000 face masks, 8000 hand gloves, 200 (300mls) sanitizers and 8 big cartons of paracetamol.
Reacting to what he described as Obi’s exemplary kind gesture, the Hospital Administrator of Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, Fr. Gregory Onah, said he was not surprised at such acts of love from Mr. Peter Obi, as that was one out of the many good things he was known for. Fr. Onah who said Obi never fails to help people, prayed God to continue to bless him and grant his good heart desires. With him were the Assistant Hospital Administrator, Fr. Kelvin Ndubuisi and the Matron of the Hospital, Mrs Nkechi Ezea.
In her words of appreciation, the Hospital Administrator of Annunciation Specialist Hospital, Enugu, Rev. Sr. Ifeomachukwu Onyia, praised the person of Peter Obi ‘for always reaching out to those in need’. Sr. Onyia described Obi as a man worthy of emulation. She prayed for more blessing on Obi as he continued to help those in need.
The delegation from Mr. Peter Obi, led by Prof Stella Okunna, comprised the Former Commissioner for Housing, Anambra State, Chief Patrick Nky Obi; Media Adviser to Obi, Mr. Valentine Obienyem.