Oseloka Obaze (standing 2nd from right), addressing the masses at Ekwulobia, Anambra State, July 29, 2017. Sitting L-R: Most Rev Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese; Rev Fr Dr Michael Muonwe, Bishop's Secretary, Awka Diocese; Rev Fr Dr Francis Chidume, Chancellor, Awka Catholic Diocese; Engr Sir Anthony Uko-Akpulu, KSG, Patron, Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese and others.
The former SSG, Anambra State and a guber aspirant of the state under the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP), Oseloka Henry Obaze has promised qualitative education, adequate and functional and social care and charity care for the aged and all if he becomes the next Executive Governor of Anambra State.
Obaze, who stated this at the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese (CLCNAD) 2nd Annual Interactive Session with Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor at St Joseph's Pro-Cathedral Parish, Ekwulobia, Aguata L.G.A, Anambra State on July 29, noted that the citizens of the state deserved access to qualitative education, charity care and social care.
Pointing out that there was need for every citizen of Anambra State to have equal access to quality health care delivery, Oseloka Obaze noted that with the Charity Care in place, the government would assist the masses foot their bills in the hospitals.
He made known his plans to restore the social care policy earlier instituted by the former administration through which the needy old people of 75 years old and above were paid monthly allowance of N25, 000.00 each for their upkeep.
Oseloka, who alleged that currently the social care fund was looted by those who the social care benefits were not meant for, said his administration would partner with the Church to ensure the benefits get to the proper beneficiaries.
He noted that his government would also partner with the Church for qualitative education in the state, and give subsidy as and when due to the mission for proper running of the schools and formation of the young ones.