Nurses who are in training in Kogi State have received a morale boost from Peter Obi, with a generous donation to the nursing college.

Healthcare: Peter Obi Donates ₦10m To Kogi Nursing College

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election showed his commitment to healthcare and education by donating ₦10 million to the Grimard College of Nursing Sciences in Anyigba, Kogi State.

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The donation was made during a visit to the institution on Monday.

In a statement on Tuesday via X, Obi highlighted the critical role of the college in Nigeria’s primary healthcare sector.

He said: “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 former Anambra State governor reiterated his call for increased investment in health and education.

“I have not only remained consistent in urging governments, at all levels, to invest more in health and education.

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“But I have also continued to call on donor agencies to do the same.”

Emphasising the importance of nursing education, 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 potential shortage of nurses and stressed the need for proactive measures.

Obi expressed gratitude to the college’s management and staff for their dedication to training healthcare professionals.

He also encouraged the nursing students to remain focused on their studies.

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