Okorocha Supports Lords Chosen University with N10 Million, donates Land

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has donated land for the University project of The Lord’s Chosen Church. The Governor also gave the Church N10Million to enable them clear the site of the intended University.
Okorocha made the donations while receiving on courtesy call, the Founder of the Lord’s Chosen Church, Pastor Lazarus Muoka and other leaders of the church, who came to inform him of plans to establish a World-Class University in the state.
Okorocha disclosed that the State needs not fewer than 20 Universities to take care of the teeming population of qualified JAMB applicants from the state who are yearly denied admissions because of certain unfavourable policies like catchment areas and limited admission spaces. He said that for the seventh time, the state has continued to lead in JAMB applications with wide margin.
He noted that in 2018, the state also topped the JAMB application chart with 92,980 applications and added that out of this number, it would be surprising to see more than five thousand applicants having admissions into the universities because of certain policies and grossly limited slots.
The Governor remarked that since 2012, the state has been recording between 131,000 and 92,000 applications in JAMB to be leading in that regard, but regretted that the number that is always given admissions would always be like a pin thrown into an ocean, and that is why the state needs as many universities as possible to offer these young ones the much needed admissions.
The Governor said that education is the biggest industry in the state and assured Pastor Muoka that the state would support the church to ensure that the university is started and finished for academic activities to begin.
In his speech earlier, the Leader of the Lord’s Chosen Church, Pastor Muoka, told the Governor that they want to start the University and complete it without delay and asked for the support of the state government.
He commended what he described as the amazing transformation of the state especially, the state capital by the Governor and the Rescue Mission Government in the state.

Abia Rally: Okorocha advises Nd’Igbo against regional politics

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised Nd’Igbo to avoid playing primitive, regional and clanish politics.
The Governor also said that all but only two current Governors in Nigeria are already in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Okorocha was speaking on Tuesday at the Umuahia Township Stadium during a mega rally organized to welcome defectors from other parties to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the Governor, Ndigbo played “bad politics” in 2015. He said that God had provided a second chance for the tribe to correct their political mistake of the past by ensuring President Muhammadu Buhari is returned to power in 2019, as according to him, that is the only way the Presidency could come to South East in 2023.
Urging Ndigbo to avoid playing primitive, regional and clanish politics as such would do them no good, the Governor also advised them to emulate the South West which had long keyed into the national politics.
On support for President Buhari by Nigerian Governors, Okorocha disclosed that all but only two current Governors are already in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) even though some of them are yet to declare publicly.
Okorocha expressed conviction that APC would win landslide even in opposition strongholds in 2019 as so many of the Governors had secretly started working for APC waiting for the opportune time to make formal declaration. He enjoined Abia APC members to stop casting aspersions on Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu as he might as well be on his way to APC.
In his speech, former Abia Governor, Orji Kalu promised to put everything he has to bring Abia to APC.
He noted that the state needed “to be liberated from bondage”, adding that the party would deploy “federal might” to resist thuggery and any attempt to rig APC out during the 2019 polls.
Highlight of the rally was the defection of four members of the Abia State House of Assembly to APC.
The decampees include, former Speaker Martins Azubuike (PDP); Solomon Okogbuo representing Bende South (PDP); Theophilus Ugbaja representing Ikwuano (APGA); and Ikedi Ezekwesiri (APGA) Umunneochi state constituency.
Others are Chief Uche Ogah; DIG (retd) Azubuike Udah; Charles Nzechi; the immediate past General Manager of Abia State Environmental Management Agency (ASEPA) Iyke Apugo; and Maj. Gen. Ogbonna Okoro (retd.).

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