I WILL SPREAD WEALTH, JOY WHEN ELECTED.
“Joy that is not shared is no joy, but madness. Joy that is shared is the right joy. I will distribute wealth and joy to Abia people, Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha has said.
Bishop Dr Sunday Onuoha made the assertion yesterday when he received in audience student leaders of the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Abia State who paid him a solidarity visit in his office in Umuahia over his governorship aspiration.
The students had earlier through their questions reeled out their plights which included lack of accommodation, transport, lack of basic equipment for their training and practicals, poor standard of instructions, and lack of motivation for their lecturers, among others. The students sought to know what Bishop Onuoha would do to ameliorate their plights when elected into office.
Addressing the students, Bishop Onuoha told them about things he was already doing to touch the lives of many people in the area of basic media training workshops, payment of school fees of indigent students and their enrollment for WASC examinations, prisons educational programme and their enrollment for WASC examinations, support for the physically challenged persons as their patron in Abia State. The ADC governorship hopeful recalled his boundless joy when the physically challenged persons went to the National Sports Festival last year in Delta State and came back with over ten medals of gold, silver and bronze which they brought to celebrate with him. He informed the students that the Vision Africa Waves, his football club, had continued to expose talents some of who had moved on to bigger football clubs in Nigeria and Overseas.
On the health sector, the President of Vision Africa and African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in the 2023 election told the students that medical missions were one of the key components of Vision Africa International which he founded. He stated that the free medical missions had treated over 600,000 persons, with about 3,000 volunteer nurses already working with him. Bishop Dr Onuoha further told the nursing students of his Agnes Onuoha Memorial Hospital under construction in the State and for which over five containers were currently being loaded in USA for shipment to Nigeria. He also talked about the fully equipped ambulance brought in for the hospital, the only one of its kind in the whole of the Southeast and South-south. He assured the students that such would be the standards of health facilities to be maintained in Abia State if elected into office. Bishop Onuoha assured that the equipment would be available for their use, besides exchange programmes that would be arranged for their institutions with similar nursing institutions in the US.
Bishop Onuoha also promised that teenagers and young girls woulg be assisted with sanitary pads to keep them from the use of improvised unhealthy alternatives during their monthly periods and endangering their health. He said he was in the governorship race to change the lives of millions of other people and not his own
The students numbering eleven were drawn from Amachara, Umuahia, and Abariba, and led by Comrade Evans Blessing Prince, who is SUG president for School of Nursing, Amachara.