Former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha Set to Build Islamic University in Buhari's Hometown

Former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha Set to Build Islamic University in Buhari's Hometown

  • Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo state has promised to set up an Islamic University in Daura, the hometown of President Buhari
  • The former governor noted that his foundation, Rochas Okorocha Foundation, would construct the university with modern facilities
  • The senator and chieftain of the ruling party, the APC, was conferred with a traditional title of Maga Alherin Kasar Hausa by the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk

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Daura, Katsina state - The Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has promised to set up an Islamic university in Daura, the hometown of president Muhammadu Buhari.

PremiumTimes reports that the senator representing Imo west senatorial district of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Okorocha, said the Rochas Okorocha Foundation would build the university with modern facilities.

The former governor was recently conferred with the traditional title of Maga Alherin Kasar Hausa by the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk.

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APC senator, Rochas Okorocha, to establish Islamic University in Buhari's hometown Daura
Rochas Okorocha has decided to establish an Islamic University in Daura with modern facilities due to kindness shown to him so far by the emirate.
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The university

Representing Okorocha at an event in Daura on Saturday, August 7, Isa Halidu noted that students would enjoy free tuition and accommodation at the university.

He stated:

"Because the Emir of Daura made me a traditional titleholder, I am going to give a gift, perhaps, that would never be forgotten. I will build an Islamic university with modern facilities under Rochas Okorocha Foundation and to be commissioned by myself in Daura town."

DailyPost also reported that Senator Okorocha in a show of appreciation for all the kindness shown to him by the emirate and Katsina state in general, he would establish an Islamic university within the Daura Emirate.

Adding that his foundation has built schools and undertaken many developmental projects in other states, hence paying back Daura town for what President Buhari has done for Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the federal government had previously announced a plan to build a university of transportation in the town with major contributions from Chinese contractors executing projects for the government.

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Defection: Former presidential candidate reveals his mission in APC

In another development, a Former presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim on Sunday, August 8, said he defected from Peoples Trust party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) because smaller parties had little to offer.

Olawepo-Hashim who made the disclosure in a statement explained that his experience at the last presidential election made him see that most of the small political parties in Nigeria were formed as fallbacks by different factions in the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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