Jim Nwaobodo

Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

A former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwaobodo, on Monday in Enugu declared that Nigerians will soon witness pleasant surprises under President Muhammadu Buhari despite the present state of affairs in the country.

Nwobodo, who made the call at the weekend shortly after attending a reception organised in his honour by Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, appealed to Nigerians to give President Buhari time to actualize his change agenda, saying with time, the change would be manifested.

While re-stating that the change would come, the former governor who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) however stressed that the change might not come exactly the time we want it, advising Nigerians to be patient.

Nwobodo, who built a library Complex for Bigard Seminary when he was a governor, said though there were challenges facing the country, he was optimistic that the change was bound to bring out some pleasant surprises.

He commended President Mohammadu over the ongoing implementation of the Single Treasurer Account,(TSA) expressing happiness that Nigeria has gotten a lot of funds through the implementation of the (TSA).

Reacting to the reception organised in his honour by the authorities of Bigard Memorial Seminary, the former Anambra Governor, said he was overwhelmed and happy that he was remembered.

Nwobodo, expressed happiness that brilliant young men decided to leave everything in the world to serve God, assuring them that they
would be rewarded.

Describing the seminary as the biggest in the world, he recalled that he was instrumental to the famous visit of the then pope of the
Catholic Church to the seminary when he was governor.

Going down memory lane, senator Nwobodo, further recalled that when he was detained and released it in the past, Bigard also entertained
him, adding that the Catholic Church assisted him so much when he had challenges in the past.

Earlier in his speech, the Rector of Bigard Memorial Seminary, Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Albert Okechukwu Ikpenwa was had commended Nwobodo for donating a library to the seminary, describing the library as one the best in the country.