The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, said nobody would fathom by what magic the former Governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi achieved all he did in the health sector, especially his contributions to the upgrade of mission hospitals, including Queen of Rosary Hospital, Waterside, Onitsha.
Obiano made the remark through his representative, the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Josephat Akabuike, at the Maiden Convocation Ceremony and award of certificates of the Holy Rosary Specialist Hospital and Maternity, Waterside, Onitsha.
The commissioner, who revealed that the present government was continuing from its predecessor, assured that no project would be abandoned.
In her address, the Principal of the school, Rev. Sr. Mary Florence Ohiagbaji who revealed that the convocation was the first since the school was founded in 1948, said it was the celebration of immense love of God for the school and to say thank you to the benefactors of the school, especially Mr. Peter Obi.
Her words:”We wish to acknowledge the support of Anambra State Government, in particular the former Governor Mr. Peter Obi for uplifting the infrastructural situation of our institution.” She said it was Obi that provided them with a gigantic hostel and classroom blocks of international standards, among others.
The principal said they were still faced with problems of regaining full accreditation, standard library, more infrastructure, among others.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the graduands to the proprietor of school, Archbishop Valerian Okeke and the presentation of the Award of Promoter of Nursing Education to Mr. Peter Obi, who, though travelled to the U.S. with the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, was represented by Dr. Patrick Obi and Mr. Valentine Obienyem.
The convocation lecture was delivered by Dr. Anthonia Chinweuba, who encouraged health workers to avail themselves of continued professional growth in line with the dynamics of the 21st century.