Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra has resolved to donate his salaries to the less privileged members of the society in the state.
Obiano said in Awka on Monday that he had sent a written instruction to
his Principal Secretary, Mr Willie Nwokoye, to implement his wish with
''I have been donating it to the church since I became a governor,” he said.
He said that giving help to the less privileged in the society, through
properly structured charity organisations, would make for more impact.
''After spending many fruitful years in leadership positions in the
private sector, I earn enough pensions to sustain the needs of my modest
family. So, I felt that my salary will be more useful if it puts a
smile on the faces of some underprivileged members of society to whom
the smallest amount of money will make a huge difference.’’
The governor added that he and his wife had always been deeply involved
in charity and philanthropic activities, long before they went into
He said that his administration had always carved out a place for the underprivileged members of the society.
The governor said that they had always award scholarships to physically
challenged students in the state and set up rehabilitation centre for
''We have picked up many destitute, including mentally challenged people
whom we reunited with their families after healing and rehabilitating
them. We shall continue to lend a helping hand to people in need as long
as the Lord provides us with the resources and the good health to
remember our obligations to Him,” he said.