Why we celebrated Obi’s birthday – RECDOT

The Director of Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled, Old and Tramps, Ozubulu (RECDOT), Dame Rosemary Odunukwe, said that the centre would henceforth commemorate Mr. Peter Obi’s annual birthdays holy mass and prayers, as well as with the cutting of the former governori’s birthday cake.

She said that Obi’s presence at such occasions would not matter.

Odunukwe was speaking during the celebration of Obi’s 59th birthday by the centre, which was preceded by a holy mass celebrated by Fr. Theophilus Odukwe aided by other priests at the St. Aloysius Church of Divine Mercy Chaplain of the centre.

After the mass, Odunukwe said that the centre was joyful whenever the members remember what Obi has been to them.

She said that Obi had taken the children at the centre as his own and had continued to shower them with good things and mostly a father’s surpassing love and concern.

“When Obi was in power, he extended to us what he gave others: One bus from him and one bus from his wife; computers, transformer, generator, monies among other. Obi is a father that loves his children.

“In December, 2019, when two of our children wedded, he was the sponsor and stayed with us for more than three hours having fun. Seeing how he interacts with us, you would think he was an ordinary person. Last year, he parked all his birthday gifts and brought them to us”, she said.

She also recalls the COVID-19 palliatives which he extended to them quietly.

Represented by his former Commissioner for Housing, Dr. Patrick Obi, the former governor of Anambra State presented them with his birthday cake, donated N100,000 to them and asked them to provide facemask to all the inmates in his account.

He advised the privileged in the society to experience genuine happiness by supporting such a centre that cares for the challenged in the society.

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