Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has visited Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu, Enugu State where 10 pupils and staff recently lost their lives in a road accident.
Obi during his visit also presented a cheque of N1 million to the management of the school to help them upgrade their infrastructure.
Addressing staff and pupils of the school, Obi said, “I understand the trauma associated with losing one’s friends or school mate.
“I have also lost some of my friends to the cold hands of death during my school days at St Charles College, Onitsha. I am here to condole with the staff and students of the school and encourage you to accept the loss as the will of the Almighty.
Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, Most Rev J. I. Okoye who received Obi while responding said they had accepted the accident as the will of God.
He described Obi as a true leader who has the interest of the people at heart and shows empathy to people’s condition. He asked God to give Obi the opportunity to do more for the country than he had done for Anambra State.
“Obi called to condole with us immediately he got the news of the accident. We appreciate him for sacrificing time to be here with us today”, Bishop Okoye said.