- Senator Rochas Okorocha is set to build a new school for IDPs in Durumi, Abuja
- The senator is set to embark on the project through his self-sponsored Rochas Foundation
- Rochas Foundation which has successfully built 11 schools across the country since inception
The Rochas Foundation is set to build a school in the Durumi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.
The move was revealed by its founder, Senator Rochas Anayo Okorocha, who led other members of the Foundation to the Durumi IDPs camp where it handed food and other supplies to the inhabitants of the camp.
Okorocha said the foundation wants to ensure that kids in the camp are given a shot in life.
The school facility is part of the efforts of the Rochas Foundation which has successfully built 11 schools across the country since inception to provide qualitative and free education for indigent students.
The IDPs in the camp expressed displeasure over what they described as “total neglect and abandonment” by government and authorities in charge of their welfare.
According to them, federal government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials responsible for their welfare have disappeared, leaving them to wallow in lack of care and food.
One of the IDPs simply identified as Maria said: “It is sad that as IDPs, we have been neglected by the authorities. For sometime now, food and other supplies have not gotten to us.
“We have endured to grumble with the situation caused by the insecurity that made us flee from our ancestral homes.”
The IDPs were however grateful to the Rochas Foundation for giving what they described as a “timely and impactful” gesture to them.
Meanwhile, Senator Okorocha was recently named the chairman, committee on culture and tourism of the ninth Senate.
The former Imo state governor invested heavily in tourism during his administration and also created a ministry of happiness.
As part of its drive to improve Imo's tourism potentials, the Okorocha's administration built iconic statues of African heroes in the state capital, Owerri.
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