Peter Obi visits Awgu Diocese school over fatal accident

Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has condoled with the Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese Most Rev J. I. Okoye over the road accident that recently claimed the lives of some staff and students of Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu.

About 10 persons both staff and students of the school died in the accident.

Mr Obi who paid a visit to the school on Wednesday said he was saddened over the accident.

He recalled how some of his friends died during his school days at St Charles College, Onitsha.

Obi further presented a cheque of N1 million to the school to help them step up their educational facilities.

Welcoming the former governor to Awgu Diocese, Bishop Okoye said they had accepted the accident as the will of God.

“Obi called to condole with us immediately he got the news of the accident. We appreciate him for sacrificing time to be here with us today,” he said.

Diocesan secretary Fr Leander Ezeh, cathedral administrator Fr Emeka Nwadi and school principal Sr Udechukwu Chisomma all joined voices to appreciate Obi.