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Former Imo State Gov, Rochas Okorocha to establish Islamic University in Katsina

In a show of appreciation for all the benevolence he enjoys from Katsina State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, the former Governor of Imo State has said he will establish an Islamic University within the Daura Emirate.

Daura is the country home of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The decision was disclosed by Dr. Isa Halidu, who stood in gap for the former governor at an event organized by ‘Compare and Contrast Youths Initiatives’ in Daura Katsina State on Saturday.

According to Okorocha, his resolve to establish the university in Katsina State is as a result of the preference he enjoys in all aspects of human existence, particularly from the Daura Emirate.

“I’m going to give a gift, perhaps, that would not be forgotten.

“I will build in not too long a time, an Islamic university with modern facilities under Rochas Okoracha’s Foundation and it will be commissioned by myself in Daura town.

According to Dr Isah, every student of the proposed institution would enjoy free feeding, accommodation and constant water supply while studying in the school.

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, who represented Governor Aminu Bello Masari at the occasion applauded Sen. Rochas for the decision to establish the university in the state.

“Katsina State is thankful to Rochas Okoracha for being part of these developmental milestones, though, he couldn’t make it to the occasion personally, but because he has interest in developing youth, he sent in a representative which shows he is a true leader.

“As we all know, history has it that all the zones of Nigeria have been benefiting from Rochas Okoracha’s foundation irrespective of religion or tribal affiliations.

“Undoubtedly, during the 2019 general election, we all know, too, how he single-handedly canvassed his tribal men and women to vote massively for President Buhari particularly. We appreciate him and pray God to strengthen him now and always.


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