The bishop of the Diocese of Amichi, Anglican Communion, Bishop Ephraim Okechukwu Ikeakor, described the candidate for vice president of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, as someone who has stood in favor of the growth and development of the Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Diocesan Hospital, Amichi, Enugu State.
Bishop Ikeakor, who is also the owner of the College, was speaking when Obi visited the College on Wednesday, November 25. He said Obi had always shown true leadership even when he was not in political office.
Bishop Ikeakor urged other political leaders to emulate Obi’s kind disposition and continue to invest positively in society.
“Obi has always shown strong support, both financial and otherwise, not only for our university, but for education in general. He has been there for us since the inception of the Institution in 2017. That is the hallmark of true leadership. I urge other political leaders not only to wait for campaign periods before showing true love to society, ”he said.
Presenting a check for N1 million to the school, for infrastructure development and education, Obi said he was impressed with the good work Bishop Ikeakor was doing at the college. He praised the bishop “for developing a great citadel of learning in what used to be a dilapidated environment.”
Obi urged the bishop to continue to develop the institution to an enviable height. He encouraged the nursing students to continue praying for their owner and bishop, that God will continue to give him the wisdom to take the institution higher.
Appreciating Obi’s benevolence, Mr. Umenze Solomon, a freshman at the University, said it was not the first time that Obi had come to support them financially. He described Obi as a friend from school and asked God to bless him.
Umenze also prayed for God to bless the owner of the college, Bishop Ikeakor, who he said had remained committed to the moral and infrastructure development of the college.