Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State has given an initial cheque of N10 million to the Guardian Angel Nursery and Primary School, Abatete, Nnewi to commence the rebuilding of its two-storey building razed by fire earlier this month.
Obi presented the cheque when he visited the school with some top government officials.
He said the gesture was in fulfillment of his promise during an earlier visit to assess the level of destruction wrecked by the inferno.
Obi said the government would support the school to complete the structure and reinstated the determination of his administration to continue to assist schools irrespective of ownership status.
The governor appealed to privileged individuals and groups to contribute in actualising the project.
The Headmistress of the school, Reverend Sister Maria Goretti Ngwuagu, who expressed gratitude to the Governor for his kind gesture, noted that his prompt intervention brought a lot of relief to the school. Reverend Sister Ngwuagu said the Governor has remained responsive to the needs and yearnings of the people, assuring that they will continue to support his administration with prayers.
Also speaking, Reverend Father Ignatius Okeke of Most Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Abatete said the Governor’s intervention had consoled them and praised the high level of success recorded in the church’s partnership with government in promoting the education and health sectors.