Did Peter Obi Build 10 Hospitals, Win Bill And Belinda Gates’ Best Gov Award In 2013?

Did Peter Obi Build 10 Hospitals, Win Bill And Belinda Gates’ Best Gov Award In 2013?
Did Peter Obi Build 10 Hospitals, Win Bill And Belinda Gates’ Best Gov Award In 2013?

Prince Ujay’s viral tweet alleging that Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate for the Labour Party, won Bill and Melinda Gates’ award for best governor in 2013 and built 10 hospitals has been reposted on various platforms, including Facebook.

The message said, “Are you aware that on July 6, 2013, Peter Obi was awarded the Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Award for being the finest governor in Nigeria? And utilised the funds to construct ten hospitals! Go and confirm!” #PeterObi2023″.

According to the tweet, Obi stated at the launch of the National Obstetric Fistula Repair Programme at the Anambra State University Teaching Hospital in Akwa that he had matched the $1 million award with N120 million in order to carry out the project.

Verification

Bill and Melinda Gates did not name Obi the finest governor in Nigeria in 2013, according to research conducted by Shauntv.

However, he won the award for South East governor with the best performance in eradicating polio and received a $1 million grant.

Obi stated in a number of interviews that the state would contribute N120 million to the $1 million funding in order to construct ten maternity wards in remote areas of the state, a dormitory for medical students at the teaching hospital, and a fumigation operation to combat malaria.

A comment beneath the tweet stated, “One million dollars to construct ten hospitals? Haba! Stop trying to undermine our joint effort by emphasising trivial matters. His efforts are laudable and merit praise. Please do not fabricate the accomplishments of an achiever.”

Conclusion

Obi did promise to build 10 hospitals with the funding, but Shauntv was unable to independently confirm if he done so before leaving office. In addition, the assertion that Obi was named the finest governor in 2013 by Bill and Melinda Gates is false.

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