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Gov. Obiano donates salary to less privileged people in Anambra

By NAN   |   27 April 2015   |   12:30 pm  

obiano-2Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has resolved to donate his salaries to the less privileged members of the society in the state.

Obiano said in Awka on Monday that he had sent a written instruction to his Principal Secretary, Mr Willie Nwokoye, to implement his wish with immediate effect.

“I have been donating it to the church since I became a governor,” he said.

He said that giving help to the less privileged in the society, through properly structured charity organisations, would make for more impact.

“After spending many fruitful years in leadership positions in the private sector, I earn enough pensions to sustain the needs of my modest family.

“So, I felt that my salary will be more useful if it puts a smile on the faces of some underprivileged members of society to whom the smallest amount of money will make a huge difference.’’

The governor added that he and his wife had always been deeply involved in charity and philanthropic activities, long before they went into public life.

He said that his administration had always carved out a place for the underprivileged members of the society.

The governor said that they had always award scholarships to physically challenged students in the state and set up rehabilitation centre for the destitute.

“We have picked up many destitute, including mentally challenged people whom we reunited with their families after healing and rehabilitating them.

“We shall continue to lend a helping hand to people in need as long as the Lord provides us with the resources and the good health to remember our obligations to Him,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that barely a week ago, Obiano and his wife handed out 200 prosthetic limbs to physically challenged people.

The gesture, he said, was in continuation of his elaborate effort to give meaning to the lives of the needy Nigerians.

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  • makaay oluwayemcy

    If some only some governors can key into these nd stop gathering all d wealth in ds world…jes if only

  • Proud Yoruba

    The less privileged would be his entire state population, isn’t every ibo poor? Why not bring back your income earning citizens and develop your region instead of miserly charity that doesn’t go very far? #IGBGOHOME

    • OmoNaija nimi

      Deranged fool @Proud Yoruba

  • AriseNigeria

    God will ensure that you reach the height you never imagined for remembering those who are poor, destitute and vulnerable of the society. Your humble sacrifice will not go unnoticed. We ask God to grant you more wisdom and great health.

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