From Tasie Theodore,Owerri
Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has announced his decision to establish the Rochas Foun dation College in other African countries.
Governor Okorocha, who stated this at the first graduation ceremony of the Rochas Foundation College, Kano, said that the idea of the school was to equip the youths that would champion the light against poverty and hunger in the African continent.
The Okorocha foundation college’s first graduation ceremony which was held for graduands from the 2011,2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 sets attracted numerous dignitaries from the Northern part of the country including Governors and Deputy Governors, Kano State House Assembly members, traditional rulers and emirs.
In his speech, Gov. Okorocha said that it is his dream to see that the rejected and neglected children who had lost hope of going to school, will one day become leaders in their respective areas of endeavours and change the world for good through giving. The Gov. also said that his vision was to ensure that by the year 2025, one million children would be educated through the Rochas Foundation College. he congratulated the graduandands and urged them to be good ambassadors of the college and agents of transformation.
The chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule stressed the need for peace, unity and love for one another by all in the country as exemplified by Gov. Okorocha’s philanthropic gestures. This, he said was much needed to enable the country grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.
In his remarks, Kano State Governor Alhaji Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje said that many Nigerians appreciate Governor Okorocha’s contributions and sacrifices towards the development of the nation and lauded his foresight in joining the APC in building a new Nigeria.
A consumate politician, Okorocha is a serving two-term governor of Imo State in South eastern Nigeria.