BreakingNews 2/11/14 - Obi Honoured by Catholic Bishops for Contribution to Education

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi was yesterday honoured by the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria for his contribution to
education during his tenure as the Governor of Anambra State. The award was Presented to him today by the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace, Archbishop Anthony Obinna,   on  behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria at the 2nd National Catholic Education Summit held at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.


Archbishop Obinna said that the decision to honour Obi was due to his phenomenal contribution to the advancement of Catholic Education in Nigeria. He said he hoped the honour would spur other leaders to realize that the society appreciates good things and leaders that serve the people and society well as Obi did.


In his own remarks, Mr. Obi,  who thanked Catholic Bishops on the award, said that the Church in Anambra, including Catholic, Anglican and others contributed to the success of his Government through healthy and positive collaboration, especially in the area of education and healthcare delivery. He called on the Church in other parts of the country to strive and partner with the Government in a way that will bear fruit for the society.


Recounting the opposition he encountered when he was about to return schools to the Church, Obi said that everybody now appreciated that because the fruits were now manifesting in Anambra State suddenly coming first in external examinations.


His citation at the event commended him for the provision of massive infrastructure - computers, generators, Internet Connectivity, water, sickbay, libraries, boreholes, laboratory equipment, among others- to schools in Anambra State.


*Photo Caption - The former Gov. of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi(2nd right), with
Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Ondo State( 1st right) and Archbishop Joseph Ekwem of Calabar(1st left), being presented, on behalf of Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, with an award for his  Outstanding and Significant Contribution to Education in Nigeria by  Archbishop Anthony Obinna of Owerri (2nd left) at the 2nd Catholic Education Summit held October 30, 2014 at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.

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