By Peter Okolie
Alor – The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has donated an ambulance, wheelchairs and drugs worth millions of Naira to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hospital, Alor in Anambra.
Presenting the items on Wednesday at Alor, Ngige said the gesture was in fulfillment of his promise to the hospital in December 2016.
The minister, who lauded the Church for their spiritual and material contributions to the people, pledged to continue the support whenever called upon.
Receiving the items, Rev. Fr. Martin Onukuba, the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state, commended the minister for the gesture.
“The situation before now was that we were using our private cars to bring patients to hospital; sometimes, we use plastic chairs to take patients into the hospital.
“The ambulance will solve all these problems and we can now even move anytime of the night without fear on emergencies,” said Onukuba.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister was accompanied by the state executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as some governorship aspirants in the state.