Okorocha offers employment to three children of deceased aide, Chief Nwokorobia

Governor Rochas Okorocha consoling the daughter and the wife, Mrs Kate, of his deceased aide at the burial at Ugbele, Njaba LGA, weekend.

The body of late Chief Cyril Nwokorobia was weekend, interred in his hometown, Ugbele, in Njaba LGA. Until his death, he was the Chairman of Land Allocation Committee.

At the burial, Governor Okorocha announced automatic employment in the Ministry of Justice for the two Children of the late Nwokorobia who are all Law graduates. And also announced that one of the daughters of the man already working at the Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (ISOPADEC) be confirmed and promoted.

In addition, Governor Okorocha announced that the road built by his administration which passed in front of the house of the late Nwokorobia and a big roundabout at Umuaka also constructed by his administration have been named after him, describing the deceased as a dedicated member of the Rescue Mission family.

He also directed the Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu to get a land in Owerri and build a house for the family, stressing that all he had done was to reward dedication and steadfastness.

He said “I have lost a great friend who believed and died for the course of the Rescue Mission. Chief Nwokorobia was a good and wonderful man who worked for the development of his area and society at large. He would be greatly missed as he was part of the conquering apostles of the Rescue Mission and his death would not separate him from the family as the relationship would be sustained”.

Okorocha appoints ex-AUN professor as vice chancellor of Eastern Palm University


Linus Osuagwu, a former dean of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria, has been appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor of Eastern Palm University, owned by the Imo State government.

Eastern Palm University is licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria as the 42nd state-owned university in Nigeria.

Mr. Osuagwu’s appointment has been approved by the Governor of Imo Sate and Visitor to the university, Rochas Okorocha.

The professor is a respected member of the academia. His work experience is as varied as it is extensive, having worked in the academia for almost three decades.

He has held several academic and administrative positions, including the Dean of School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria; Chair of University-wide Promotions Committee at the American University of Nigeria; pioneer Professor of Marketing at Covenant University; and pioneer Head of Department of Business Administration & Management Technology at the Lagos State University, among others.

In addition, Mr. Osuagwu has been involved in NUC (National University Commission) assignments, including resource assessment, and accreditation of programmes.

Also, he has assessed candidates for professorial positions in many Nigerian universities, in addition to serving as external examiner for PhD programmes in many African universities.

Mr. Osuagwu is a member of several national and international professional bodies, and has attended and presented papers at many national and international conferences and seminars, in addition to authoring many scholarly books and journal articles.

He joined AUN in 2008 as professor of marketing. He received his Bachelor of Science Technology (B.Sc. Tech.) degree, Second Class Upper Division, in Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and Master of Science (M.Sc.) and PhD in Business Administration/Marketing (with distinction) from the University of Lagos.

He is married to Caroline, with two children, Francis and Oluchi.

His hobbies include football and listening to jazz and Christian music.