Governor Willie Obiano has renewed his call on Ndi Anambra to bring home part of their wealth for the overall development of the State.
He made the call at Mater Dei Secondary School Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government area during the handover of a school hostel built by a philanthropist, Mr Anselem Ilekuba.
Governor Obiano represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Primus Odili said the gesture was a clear indication that Ndi Anambra are harkening to his Akuluo Uno call, urging other affluent citizens to toe the part of the beneficiary Mr Anselem Ilekuba, who he said has contributed his quota to the growth of education in the state.
Governor Obiano, who regretted that Nigerians lack maintenance culture, charged teachers and students of the school to take proper care of the facility so that future generation will benefit from it.
Also speaking, the benefactor Mr Juliana Ilekuba, said the move was to immortalize his late father, Mr Ignatius Ilekuba, who was the pioneer vice chairman that managed the school and for his interest in the development of education in the area.
The Mother of the donor, Mrs Juliana Ilekuba and his elder brother Mr Uche Ilekuba said that the family decided to uphold their father’s legacies praying God to grant him eternal rest.
The Manager of the school Reverend Father Gabriel Ugwunwangwu said the one hundred bed capacity hostel will go a long way in creating a more conducive atmosphere for learning as most of the children will no longer trek long distance to and from the school.
Earlier in a homily during a holy mass to mark the ceremony, a visiting priest Reverend Father Hyginus Nwandu, who spoke on the mysteries of the Trinity, called on Christians to learn how to love and make sacrifices as preached and demonstrated by Christ.
Highpoints on the event were commissioning of the hostel by Governor Obiano, and cultural dances by the students.