The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the state government will support the Catholic School of Nursing and Midwifery, Uzairue in Etsako-West Local Government Area, as part of commitment to strengthen the healthcare system in the state.
Obaseki gave the assurance at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving celebration of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi.
He said: “It is not often to celebrate a centenarian in our society. Today, we are celebrating Msgr. Thomas Oleghe who is a centenarian and has contributed to the development of the community.
“We are celebrating the 18th year anniversary of this diocese, celebrating a centenarian and citizens in the state who have distinguished themselves in service to humanity and God.
Obaseki continued: “I thank the Bishop for the support given to our government and the work done to stabilize our government and state.
“I am excited and glad to see that the Catholic Church is supporting the state in strengthening the healthcare system by establishing its own school of Nursing and Midwifery. This is not your responsibility but that of the state, but in your own kindness and magnanimity as a church, you have played this role.
“I want to let you know that the state will support you and not shy away from its responsibility. Whatever is left to complete the hostel accommodation required for that school will now be taken over and completed by the state government. All I have asked of your Lordship, if possible, is to name the hostel after Msgr. Oleghe.”
The highpoint of the event was the investiture of three Papal Chamberlains, 23 Knights and Medalists.