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The Unity Of Nigeria lies on president Jonathan – Minister


Minister of State for Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri says only President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP can hold the unity of Nigeria.

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She urged on Imo citizens and Nigerians in general to vote massively for President Jonathan and the PDP in the coming presidential election slated for February 14, 2015 describing the President as being passionate about the unity of this nation.

Onwuliri made the call during the presentation of the late Professor Celestine Onwuliri Foundation, PROFOUND, and the 2014 Eze Cletus and Ugoeze Dorathy Oparaoji Memorial Educational Foundation, ECUDOMEF scholarship awards and free medical care for the rural communities held in Mbaise, Imo state on December 31st 2014,

She stated that President Jonathan has transformed Nigeria beyond expectation via his transformation agenda pointing out that the administration has continued to promote unity and quality education at all levels.

According to her, the Federal Government has spent heavily on education with Imo State among the benefitting states topping the list.

The minister explained that what the state government claim to be doing on education and other sectors stem largely from the large-hearted disposition of the current federal administration led by President Goodluck Jonathan.

?The Federal Government has spent more money in education than Imo State Govt? she stated.

She urged the newsmen to adequately report the Federal presence in the states, adding that all UBEC and TETFUND projects in the tertiary institutions should be highlighted by the media. ?Like all these twin storey buildings being built in primary and secondary schools across the wards of Imo State are Federal Government projects funded by UBEC.?

According to her each of these projects cost N40.4 million, ?what the Federal Government does is to give the state the money, they engage their own contractors, but unfortunately in Imo State you give them the money they engage their contractors, they claim our projects, nobody tells the people this is President Jonathan?s projects?, ?that is deceitful?,? she added

Onwuliri had earlier in the day inspected and commissioned some projects executed by PROFOUND which included the three bedroom bungalow for a widow, Mrs. Juliet Akanwa of Umuokisi Amuzi in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA.

Other projects built by the minister include, a town hall at Umuokoro Amuzi, Prof. Viola Onwuliri Liba Conclave at Ibeku in Aboh Mbaise LGA as well as products of beneficiaries of PROFOUND Youth Empowerment Project sponsored by her.

Present at the occasion held at St. Jude Catholic Parish, Amuzi, were Enugu State deputy governor, Rev. Ifeanyi Nwoye who was the Chaired the occasion; State Chairman of PDP, Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie; VC, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku; Chairman of Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Mr Felix Chukwu; Former Chairman of APC Imo State, Prince Marshal Okaforanyanwu; Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Macjohn Nwaobiala, Perm Secretary, team of medical personnel and other dignitaries.

The Deputy Governor in his opening speech said he has known the Oparaoji family from USA and commended them for the benevolence to people especially the less privilege, he also urged the beneficiary to use the opportunity given to them by the Onwuliris to enhance their educational pursuit.

Also speaking at the occasion, elder brother to the minister, Prof. Eddy Oparaoji announced that over 300 indigent school children of Amuzi community have benefited from the ECUDOMEF scholarship scheme in the past 25 years.

He disclosed that six new persons are benefitting from the 2014 scholarship and congratulated them for emerging successful in the screening exercise and urged them to take total advantage of the opportunity.

According to him, each of the beneficiaries will go home with the sum of N30, 000, to help them register SSCE/ NECO and JAMB.

Highlight of the events include fund raising for PROFOUND, exhibition of products from PROFOUND skill acquisition program for Imo youths and free medical services to over 2000 rural population.

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