Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, has control over four ministries of the state government in his administration.
The Governor made this disclosure during the conferment of the “most outstanding Governor’s wife award” bestowed on Mrs Okorocha by the correspondent chapel of Imo state in Owerri, the state capital.
Okorocha who was represented by the Secretary to the state government, Mr George Etche named the ministries under the control of the governor’s wife as ministries of “Women Affairs, Works, Health, as well as the office of the Secretary to the State Government.”
According to Etche,” We should thank God Almighty for given us Owelle Rochas Okorocha who has offered us free education at all levels.
We should also thank God for given us his wife, Nkechi Okorocha for putting smiles in the faces of the less privileged in the state.”
“It is difficult to see first ladies do this kind of thing. You see that over 200 widows have gotten houses in Imo state.”
In her remarks, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha while speaking on her pet project, She Needs a Roof Project, SNARP, according to her, it was a project for building houses for widows and the disadvantaged in the state, adding that “I am doing this because of humanity.”
“I am pregnant with something. I have a dream one day we will move around communities and we will not find people living in bad condition or in a house without roof.”
She could not hold her tears, when she explained that one of the beneficiaries died few hours the bungalow house was handed over to her at Aro in Okigwe Local Government Area.
“Hours we left, she was pointing at the SNARP project, meaning that she should be taken into the house and that night she was taken into the house, on our way that night we were told that mama has joined her ancestors.”
While expressing her joy over the award, she said, “I am happy that this award is coming from a group that has key into my vision. The only way Imo can be better is to have a media that can understand they have a path to play in the role of development of the state.”
“I discovered that with Imo journalists there is hope for Imo state.”