Mr. Valentine Ozigbo on his 51 birthday

I, Hon Ebele Ejiofor (Mandela Anaocha), my family, and the peace, loving people of Anaocha Constituency 1, who i represent in the Anambra State House of Assembly join the millions of friends and well-wishers to celebrate with one of Anambra’s finest and a true son of the soil, the former CEO Transcop Hilton, PDP 2021 governorship candidate and incoming governor of Anambra State God’s willing come 06/11/2021, H.E Mr. Valentine Ozigbo on his 51 birthday today

VCO, words alone can’t be able to describe you, you are a leader per excellent, a grassroots mobilizer, a pacesetter, and a man of the people. You remain one of the priceless jewels of Anambra State and the Igbo race at large

20/07 yearly won’t be complete without celebrating a man who has distinguished himself in the cooperate world, a banker per excellence, a manager of wealth, human capital, and a CEO in the making.

As you add another year today, it is our earnest prayer that the Almighty God grant you greater strength, wisdom, and good health in your quest for a better and prosperous Anambra

Signed:
Hon Ebele Ejiofor (Mandela Anaocha)
Deputy Minority Leader
Member Representing Anaocha Constituency 1
Anambra State House of Assembly

My birthday calls more for reflection than celebration, Obi

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi has said that birthdays in Nigeria and other events that called for celebration ought to be marked in reflection, considering the state of the country. Obi was speaking yesterday during the mass at Recdot Centre for the handicapped, downtrodden, and tramps at Ozubulu to commemorate his 60th birthday. He also visited two hospitals at Nnewi.

Bishop Martin Uzoukwu of Minna Diocese, who presided over the mass, with Rev. Fr. Theo. Odukwe, advised the congregation to always seek the face of God. Describing Mr. Peter Obi as God’s special gift to humanity, he said his spectacular performance in Anambra State had continued to stand out after all manner of scrutinies. He prayed God to, in His own way and at the fullest of time, allow him in a position of authority to rebuild Nigeria and touch more lives.

Obi, who has customarily celebrated with the RECDOT people advised those in authority to visit such places that elicit critical self-examination. “Such a visit”, Obi said,” besides reminding us of our humanity, should actually make those in authority realize that such people need government’s attention more than any class of people.”

Speaking, the head of the center, Dame Rose Mary Odunukwe, recalled the closeness of Obi’s family and RECDOT over the years and said that it required a man of faith to do for them what Obi does for them. “ Even the bus we use today was a donation from Obi’s wife”, she said while she prayed God to continue to guard and guide them.

As part of activities lined up for the celebration – visit to orphanages, hospitals, and schools, Obi visited St. Felix Catholic Hospital, Nnewi and Diocesan Hospital, Nnewi where he donated N2 million ( a total of 4 million Naira) respectively to them.

While making the donation, Obi said it was borne out of his belief that the joy of birthdays shared with those that deserve and need the sharing was joy multiplied. He appreciated the church-owned hospitals for doing for society what the government was supposed to be doing. He explained that accumulated leadership failure in the country has resulted in the dearth of basic amenities in the nation. “We are the ones who should be thanking the church for providing some of these amenities that the government has failed to provide”, Obi said.

Obi, who came in with his wife, Mrs. Margaret Peter-Obi was also joined at mass by his entire EXCO led by Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna, his former Commissioner for Economic Planning/ Budget and Chief of staff. Mr. Valentine Ozigbo was also there with his wife, among many others.

Obi Donates to Disabled, Tramps at 60th birthday, equips school computer lab

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has donated a sum of N5 million to Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled, Old and Tramps (RECDOT) Ozubulu, as part of the activities to mark his 60th birthday celebration. He also equipped the computer laboratory of RECDOT Comprehensive Secondary School, Ozubulu.

Obi, who made a visit to RECDOT Family and RECDOT Secondary School explained that it was more fulfilling for him to celebrate his birthday with the downtrodden and the poor people in the society. He said it would do neither him nor the society any good if he lavished a huge amount of money on exotic celebrations when people were hungry on the streets.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t do parties. How can I be drinking expensive champagnes in Abuja when millions of Nigerian youths are roaming the streets hungry and unemployed? I would rather invest whatever money I have into making our society better by building schools, upgrading hospitals, and lifting people out of poverty. That to me is more rewarding and fulfilling”, Obi explained.

Handing over the cheque of N5 million to RECDOT Centre and 10 laptop computers, 2 printers, and a generator set to Recdot Comprehensive Secondary School, Obi encouraged their founder, Mrs. Rosemary Odunukwe, to keep up her good works.

Addressing the students, Obi encouraged them to take their education seriously, for it remains a pathway to greatness. Obi reiterated that education remains the greatest contributor to national development and urged the students not to take it lightly.

In her words of appreciation, Mrs. Odunukwe said that Obi has always come to their aid and always contributed to their welfare. She prayed to God to bless Obi always.

Obi who celebrated the mass of thanksgiving to commemorate his birthday on Sunday at the Centre was accompanied by Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna and Engr. Dr. Patrick Obi.