- Governor Rochas Okorocha has called for laws to protect less-privileged people
- The Imo governor also said he has done charity work for 20 years
- Okorocha called for unity, saying the nation needs to do away with where people come from
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that the National Assembly should make laws to protect those doing charity work in the country.
Vanguard reports that Okorocha made this call when about 100 members of the House of Representatives led by Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, an aspirant to the office of the speaker, met with the students of Rochas Foundation College of Africa on Wednesday, May 22.
The Imo governor said that he has done charity work for 20years without recognition from the Federal Republic of Nigeria or state government.
The governor also called for laws to protect the less privileged so they can get education.
He said: “I call on the National Assembly to promulgate a law to support less privileged children all over Nigeria. If that is done and they get education, nobody knows who amongst such children will solve the Nation’s problem.
“They need your encouragement. A law should also be made in Nigeria to support those who are doing charity work. I have done all these things for 20years yet no recognition from the Federal Republic of Nigeria or state government except from people that came from other African Countries, who visited the Foundation.”
According to him, whatever good you do will be misinterpreted to be for political reasons. He added that if politics means helping the poor then let everybody be a politician and Nigeria will be a better place.
He said: “We are also requesting for 5 persons from each of the states in Nigeria to come to our University to study medicine free of charge. We are partnering with JAMB to see that those who score very high grades are given this opportunity. This opportunity is not for the poor but for the best brains in our society. Our free education in the secondary schools is for the poor and less privileged only but our University scholarship for medicine is for the brilliant students both poor and rich.
“If Nigeria can be together under one roof and speak the same language, the issue of where you come from will eventually die in this Country. We are one in this nation."
Meanwhile, the Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, said that Okorocha has not released money for his swearing in on May 29.
The Cable reports that in a statement by Ray Emeana, secretary of his inauguration and handover committee, the governor-elect said Okorocha has refused to finance the inauguration activities despite agreeing to a “common resolution” to work together.
Legit.ng gathered that Ihedioha denied the rumour that Okorocha had released N150m to his inauguration and handover committee.
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