Okorocha Bags Chieftaincy Title In Ogun, Pledges To Build School For Orphans, Others - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Okorocha Bags Chieftaincy Title In Ogun, Pledges To Build School For Orphans, Others


                     •Senator Okorocha

 

By Adekunle Mariam, Abeokuta 

Ex -  governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has pledged to establish a school in Ogun border town for the less privileged and orphans .

Okorocha disclosed this after he was made Otunba Asoludero of Iselu Kingdom by the Eselu of Iseluland ,Oba Akintunde Akinyemi in Yewa-North local government area of  Ogun state.

The Senator said that expected beneficiaries of the school and foundation would be the orphans and less privileged children in the border town in the state .

Okorocha who who gladly accepted the chieftaincy title, said he would show his appreciation of the gesture by extending the tentacles of his 25-year-old foundation to Ogun state  .

He said that through his 25-year - old foundation, he has given scholarship to 25,000 less privileged Nigerians.

According to him, the beneficiaries include 5000 students who are of yoruba ethnic ectraction.

He said: "I am happy and grateful for this honour . I have accepted this  chieftaincy tittle  offer from you  and will ensure that I do something through my foundation .

"Kabiyesi wants me to establish a school and launch my foundation in the kingdom ,that I will do.

Okorocha  said the  gesture  will improve the standard of education within and around the border town.

Oba  Akinyemi in his remarks said the chieftaincy title of Otunba Asoludero of Iselu Kingdom in Ogun state would be confered on Okorocha .

The monarch said he had notified the state government through a letter to the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on the plan to confer the tittle on Okorocha .

The first class monarch said the recipient of the title has over the years exemplified a track record of unifying people of different tribes  across the country through  philanthropical gestures.

He noted that the awardee who recently bagged a traditional title in Daura, Kastina state, from the Emirs in the homestead  of the President, Major General , Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.)  is a bridge builder.

He said: “despite the happenings in the country, we have been able to identify a de-tribalized Nigerian who is concerned about the well being of every Nigerian irrespective of their colour, tribe and religion.

” We hold Senator Rochas Okorocha in high esteem for that which he recorded in Imo state as a former governor and the lofty heights he has attained through the Rochas Okorocha Foundation that has offered no fewer than 25,000 less privilege and orphans free scholarship from primary school to university education.”

” We are optimistic that this new task will set Oja Odan, Ogun state and by extension Yoruba land into greater heights.” he said.

The Monarch said he was impressed that  Okorocha has pledged to establish a school in the border town for the less privilege and orphans.

Oba Akinyemi said  the  gesture will help improve the standard of education within and around the border town.

The monarch said the   ceremony will  serve as an avenue to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Iselu Kingdom amidst pomp and pageantry.

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