Friday, 22 July 2016

2 Years after, Catholic Bishop Still Praise Ex-Gov. Obi for Handing over Schools to Churches,

By Our Reporter

Former governor of Anambra State Peter Obi was singled out for praise at an event meant for priests.

During the ordination of six new priests at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, the commercial capital of the state, Catholic Bishop of Kano Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. John Niyiring said handing over schools to their church owners was the most courageous thing a person in government had done in Nigeria.
He noted that since that exercise the trajectory of education changed in the state.
While thanking the the Anambra State government for the gesture, he called on others to emulate it.

In his own remarks, the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Dr. Denis Isizor, who encouraged the newly ordained priests to strive at all times to attend to the spiritual needs of the people, agreed with Bishop Niyiring. He went on to say that many countries in the world, using Ghana where he had personal experience, are eager to know by what arrangement the partnership between Anambra government and the churches worked seamlessly for the good of the people, especially in the area of education and healthcare delivery.
Corroborating the submissions of the bishops, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu said that the continued reference to education underscored its importance in development. He recalled the gains of return of schools to the Church and how the former Governor, Mr. Peter Obi offered real support to the Churches.

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