- Peter Obi has called on churches to pray for Nigeria especially at this time when the nation is battling the coronavirus pandemic
- The former Anambra state governor called for the prayers while sharing palliatives to some churches
- Obi who is known for his generosity has been sharing relief materials worth millions of naira to hospitals and churches in Abia and Imo states
Following the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country, a former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, on Tuesday, June 9, urged churches in Nigeria to always put the nation in their prayers, especially in this period.
A report by The Nation indicates that this was disclosed by Obi who was represented by Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna, the chairman of his coronavirus palliatives committee and former chief of staff when he served as Anambra's chief executive.
Okunna, who was also Anambra state's commissioner for budget and economic planning called for the prayers while sharing palliatives to some churches in the country.
According to him, the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election wanted the items shared in churches to reach the least privileged Christians across the nation.
Chief Joe-Martin Uzodike, the palliatives committee’s vice chairman, explained that the items were divided into five components reaching the poorest through the church.
This also includes the provision of hospital items to selected hospitals, out of which 31 hospitals had benefitted across the country; reaching the poorest in all the towns in Anambra state through the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) party structure.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Obi shared relief materials worth millions of naira to two hospitals in Abia and Imo states. The hospitals received the materials on Saturday, May 9.
Obi who was represented by a team of delegates comprising his former aides when he held sway as the chief executive of Anambra state, encouraged the hospitals and their health workers to continue to give their best in delivering good health to the public, especially in this time of global pandemic.
Each of the four hospitals received relief materials worth about two million naira, namely; 1 carton of 2000 face masks, 8 cartons of hand gloves (8000 pieces), 4 cartons of sanitizers (200 big containers of 500mls each) and 8 big cartons of paracetamol.
The beneficiaries included Holy Rosary Hospital, Emekuku, Owerri, Imo state; Madonna Catholic Hospital, Umuahia; Our Savior’s Hospital and Maternity, Amainyi, Imo state and Methodist Hospital, Uzuakoli, Umuahia.
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