Governor Okorocha congratulates wife as she completes doctorate degree programme

Imo First Lady, Dr. Nkechinyere Okorocha (m) flanked by Hon. Mrs Ogechi Ololo (1st right) and other government functionaries during the celebration of the First Lady’s successful completion of Doctorate Degree.

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has congratulated his wife and first lady of the state, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha for the successful defence of her THESIS for the Award of Doctorate Degree (PHD) of the Imo State University.

The governor said, with this academic feat achieved by the first Lady of the State, he has no option than to give God the glory for making his governorship to be a blessing both on the side of the State and her people and on the side of his family.

His Excellency remarked that the exciting story of the amazing achievements of his administration in the State in less than six years would be incomplete without the seeming contributions of the first lady especially through her Pet Initiatives like She Needs A Roof Programme (SNARP) under which she has built houses for indigent women across the State and the Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WODDI) through which she has brought women in the State closer to God.

The governor described the wife’s successful completion of her Ph.D Programme as inspirational and urged her to continue the good work.

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.

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