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NIGERIA: Obi Bags Best Governor Award, Empowers 5000 Youths

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State Friday bagged the best performing governor in the eradication of polio in the southeast from Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation at the Women’s Development Centre in Awka, Anambra State.

Speaking while presenting the award which has N120 million prize to Obi, the Minister of state for health, Dr Mohammad Pate said the award was not by chance as Gov Obi had distinguished himself in the health sector which he observed had resulted in the provision of ambulances to hospitals, accreditation of schools of midwifery and the wonderful partnership with the Church.

He described the Anambra example as a “total package”, noting that the state had remained polio free in the past five years.

Responding, Obi thanked the minister for coming to the state to present the award on behalf of Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation and noted with satisfaction that it was not one of the awards anyone could suspect as having been bought, adding that the state government would add the N120m it received with another N180m which would be ploughed into the building of ten more health centres in the state.

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