Driven by my commitment to the real development of Nigeria, using the most measurable standard yardstick, the Human Development Index, HDI, yesterday, I visited a very critical health facility, the Immaculate Heart Specialist Hospital in Nkpor, Anambra State.
During my visit to the hospital managed by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters congregation, I presented them with a cheque of $50,000 and N15 million, respectively.
The $50,000 sum came from a kind-hearted, very dear friend and brother, Prof Philip Ozuah, whose commitment to a better society and humanity is immeasurable. The N15 million came from my humble self as part of my commitment to that health facility.
Encouraging more investment in our health sector, especially at the primary healthcare level, is critical to the development of any nation. A healthy nation, they say, is a wealthy nation. Governments at all levels, therefore, must prioritize investment in the health sector.
I thank the Proprietor and Management of Immaculate Heart Specialist Hospital for their consistent improvement in the healthcare delivery to the people. I have remained a very close friend to the hospital, and I have, over the years, always supported them.
I am therefore glad with how they have continued to grow and improve in their healthcare delivery to the people. I, therefore seize this ample opportunity to urge and encourage other well-meaning Nigerians and donor agencies to continue to support our health and education sectors and in pulling people out of poverty, as they play very critical roles in our developmental journey to a New Nigeria, which, I keep insisting, is possible.