Minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, left, presenting drugs and ambulance to St Mary's Catholic Hospital, Alor, April 18, 2017, in fulfilment of his promise. Middle is the parish priest of St Mary's Parish, Alor, Rev Fr Martin Onukaba
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has donated an ambulance, wheelchair and drugs worth millions of Naira to St. Mary's Catholic Hospital, Alor in Idemili South Local Government of Anambra State.
Presenting the items, Ngige said the gesture was in fulfilment of his promise to the hospital in December, 2016.
The minister, who lauded the Church on her spiritual and material contributions to the people, pledged to continue the support whenever called upon.
Receiving the items, Rev. Fr. Martin Onukuba, Parish Priest of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alor, 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 the patients into the hospital.
'The ambulance has solved all these problems and we can now even move anytime of the night without fear on emergencies,' Onukuba said.
Fides reports that the minister was accompanied by the state executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as some governorship aspirants in the state.