Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has reinstated his vow to
place Imo in the map of the fastest developing states by executing
only people-oriented programmes.
He also promised to complete several on-going infrastructural projects
in the state before the expiration of his tenure so as to transform
Imo into a model state.
Governor Okorocha who was speaking at the Holy Trinity Catholic
cathedral, Orlu during a thanksgiving Mass in honour of his golden
Jubilee celebration and 10th year anniversary of Rochas Foundation
College, averred that the present administration will be adjudged the
best in the history of Imo owing to the massive infrastructural
projects and well-thought-out programmes embarked upon by his
While he maintained that the era of sharing public funds with
godfathers has come to an end, governor Okorocha however urged
Imolites to always give him the necessary support to enable him
deliver more on his electoral promises.
Governor Okorocha who expressed gratitude to God for attaining the age
of 50, added that he would continue to touch the lives of the poor and
less-privileged in the society.
He explained that his decision to celebrate his 50th birthday and 10th
year anniversary of Rochas Foundation with over 6,000 students from
Rochas Foundation college, Owerri and Ogboko in Ideato LGA, Imo State,
Ibadan Oyo State, Kano and Jos Plateau state, is to prove to the world
that the foundation was not established to score political points,
rather to give hope to the hopeless as well as offer free education to
those that can’t afford it.
“I am the most misunderstood person perhaps owing to the way I do my
things. When I established Rochas Foundation 10 years ago, some
people concluded that it was meant for politics, but today, we have
over 6,000 students in 5 colleges all over Nigeria. As I am speaking,
we are graduating 1,636 students this year and of course some of our
students have graduated from the universities. This is why I have
always said that I am the richest man on earth” Governor Okorocha
In his sermon, the Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Bishop Aloysius Ukwuoma
said Governor Okorocha has lived a fulfilled life at 50 having touched
positively the lives of others in our society.
He described him as a selfless leader who has chosen to be on the side
of the people towards making their life better.