Former Governor of Anambra and Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the last general election, Mr Peter Obi, has made a significant donation of ₦10 million to the newly established University On the Niger in the state.
The generous donation was announced during the orientation program for the pioneer students of the institution held at the Archbishop C. J. Patterson Auditorium in Onitsha.
In his speech at the event, Obi highlighted the institution as a faith-based and entrepreneurial university.
He noted that the faith-based aspect underscores the institution’s commitment to moral and ethical principles, while the entrepreneurial focus aims to produce students with a mindset geared towards entrepreneurship.
As part of his visit, Obi also toured the Iyi-Enu Mission Teaching Hospital, a take-off campus of the University. Expressing satisfaction with the progress of the work, he made an additional donation of ₦10 million to support the further development of the University.
During the orientation program, Prof. Barth Nnaji, the Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, encouraged the pioneer students to remain dedicated to their studies.
He provided insights into the philosophical uniqueness that defines the institution’s principles and values.