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query_builder June 11, 2019 17:09:39


By Ikenna Aniagboso

Amichi (Nnewi South LGA) As part of government's continuing commitment toward providing adequate, affordable and accessible healthcare to Ndi Anambra, Gov. Willie Obiano inspected some public facilities under construction in Amichi.

The governor on June 10 visited the College of Nursing Sciences, to assess the facility and the internal roads being bankrolled by government within the institution.

He also visited the Diocesan Hospital under construction at Amichi, Nnewi-South LGA.

The Governor hailed the contributions of the Church in community development and expressed delight at efforts of the Amichi Diocese (Anglican Communion) for transforming a community hospital into a modern health facility.

``I am impressed at state of the facility that I have seen here. I must commend His Lordship, the Bishop of Amichi Diocese, Rt Rev. Ephraim Ikeakor and Ndi Amichi for the marvelous transformation that we have all witnessed.

``The state Government will continue to provide support, wherever it can. The roads within the facility have been asphalted by government but I have also instructed the Anambra Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA) to fix the roads leading to the hospital.’’

He praised the students, pledging the provision of necessary assistance to aid the accreditation of the College's School of Midwifery and School of Public Health.

The governor, then, announced the donation of a bus to the College.

Gov. Obiano was earlier received by the Bishop of Amichi Diocese Ikeakor and his wife, Dame Nkem Ikeakor as well as staff and students of the college and hospital.

Welcoming the Governor, Bishop Ikeakor expressed satisfaction at the achievements of government in the state, especially in security, health and education.

He lauded Gov. Obiano for paying attention to the needs of the people and for fulfilling the promises he made to the Diocesan hospital.

``I am pleased with complementary effort of Gov. Obiano in providing assistance to the College of Nursing Sciences, Diocesan Hospital, Amichi.

``We are witnesses to asphalting of the internal roads in this facility by the state government, the commitment of the Governor to the accreditation of the schools of midwifery and public health and the overall progress of the College.

``It is my hope and prayer that the school receives the accreditation of relevant authorities, so that the students can graduate and practice without any impediment.’’

Bishop Ikeakor implored the Governor to assist the Diocese in fulfilling the requirements needed for anticipated accreditation.

An APGA chieftain, Chief Maja Umeh, expressed his heartfelt thanks to the governor for his people-oriented projects in the state, especially in Amichi.

Chief Umeh, a former Commissioner for Information and Culture praised the government support to the College of Nursing Sciences, Diocesan Hospital, Amichi.

He also hailed other projects executed by the Governor in the community which has positively touched lives of the people.

Umeh, then, pledged continued support of Ndi Amichi to the administration of Gov. Obiano. (MOI)