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Aug 12, 2018

Obiano Presents Huge Cheque for Catholic, Anglican Mission Schools Anambra

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Obiano Presents N357,136,875 Cheque for Catholic, Anglican Mission Schools.

Obiano Presents Huge Cheque for Catholic, Anglican Mission Schools

The Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has presented the sum of two hundred and eleven million, one hundred and sixty-eight thousand, one hundred and twenty -five naira(N211,168,125 million) to the Catholic Church, and One hundred and forty- five million, Nine hundred and sixty eight thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira (N145,968,750) to the Anglican Church in the State for the reconstruction of all the schools recently handed over to them.

 Obiano Presents Huge Cheque for Catholic, Anglican Mission Schools

The two cheques totaled about three hundred and fifty seven million, one hundred and thirty six thousand eight hundred seventy-five Naira (N357,136,875)only.

Gov Obiano made the presentation of the cheques to the Catholic Church at Shanahan Hall, Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, while that of the Anglican schools was presented at the Emmaus House auditorium Awka, respectively.

The funds are for the four hundred and thirty -three(433)schools that were handed over back to the Catholic Mission and two hundred and ninety six (296)schools to the Anglican Church by the State government. The schools have a maximum of six weeks to execute the chosen projects.

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While presenting the cheque, Gov Obiano stated that basic education is very fundamental for the complete formation of the child, and explained that the money was given according to the number of schools handed over to the two Churches.

He commended them for the judicious utilization of funds released initially by his administration and urged the Churches under the present phase, to focus on schools in the rural places.

The governor promised that government will sustain the intervention throughout the duration of his administration even as government continues upgrade of the government and community schools across the state.

Obiano Presents Huge Cheque for Catholic, Anglican Mission Schools Anambra

The Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha who observed that the donation was consistent with the vision of the present administration to meet the learning needs of Ndi Anambra, said the partnership with the Church was really working and would help the state achieve moral and value -driven education.

The Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, ASUBEB, Chief Nzemeka Olisa said an action plan has been drawn for the execution of projects in the various schools under the phase to ensure effective implementation and monitoring.

Receiving the cheques on behalf of the Catholic Church, the Archbishop Metropolitan, Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev Valerian Okeke said by sustaining the release of funds to the church, Gov Obiano was sustaining the tradition of excellence and that posterity will remember him as the children will grow to remember the inputs he made for them to excel.

In a vote of thanks, Bishop Hillary Okeke of the Nnewi Catholic Diocese, thanked the governor on behalf of the Catholic Community for the gesture and promised that the funds will be judiciously util

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