The candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has donated a sum of N1 million to about 1,000 hospital staff members treating victims of the recent Drone Strike mistakenly carried out in Tudun Biri, Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army.
The former Anambra governor said the donation should be used to buy a bottle of Coke for each of the hospital workers stating that he acknowledges the important role they are playing in the hospital.
The visit by the former Anambra State governor is coming 48 hours after the reports of a brutal attack on a night club in Oba area of Anambra State by unknown gunmen were confirmed by the police. The attack left at least 10 persons dead including one victim who was beheaded.
The LP party former presidential candidate as at the time of this report has not commented on the incident, which happened in a state he governed for 8 years. Anambra State also gave him the highest number of votes in the 2023 presidential election.
Mr. Peter Obi during the visit to Kaduna on Tuesday donated N3 million towards treatment of the injured survivors of the drone strike and called on the Nigerian government to support the security operatives to prevent such a tragic incident from happening in future.
While addressing a cross-section of journalists that accompanied him, Mr. Peter Obi said, “I have to make my personal little contribution of N3 million to support. Doctors told me they have about 1000 workers in this hospital. You can’t talk about healthcare unless there is the staff and the staff are critical.”
“So I will buy them at least a bottle of Coke each. I am going to give Prof (the hospital’s medical director) N1 million to be able to buy the staff – 1000 of them as 1,000 of Cokes will be N1,000,000. So I’m going to make that contribution to him because it’s important.
“And of course, there is other extraordinary things, so I will be making a donation of about N5 million”, Mr. Peter Obi added.