– Olusegun Obasanjo praised the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, for his dedication to providing free education
– The former president said he is impressed by the governor’s love for education
– He agreed to join the Rochas foundation programme for providing free education for children
Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has praised the governor of Imo state, Rochas Owelle Okorocha, for his dedication to providing free education.
Obasanjo, who spoke at an event organised in honour of the 55th birthday celebration of the governor, said he has never been dissapointed by Okorocha.
The former president praised the governor for not just dealing with education; he is dealing with education for the underprivileged in general, Daily Post reports.
He said: “Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me. He is a man of vision, of ideas. He is a thinking man. And when he explained to me his ideas about education, what he has done, I was marvelled. I doff my hat for you, Okorocha.
“Rochas is not just dealing with education; he is dealing with education for the underprivileged in general. Which means that if the poor and the underprivileged will rise above their disadvantaged position, it is only through education.
“And with what I have seen today, I have no regret at all to accept his offer for me to be part of this wonderful programme and wonderful development agenda to our country and for our continent.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Obasanjo lamented the slow pace at which the present administration of Muhammadu Buhari is taking to fulfill its promises to Nigerians.
The ex-president disclosed this in an interview with African Arguments in which he stressed that President Buhari has not done enough for Nigerians, especially in the area of employment generation for teeming youth.
Watch NAIJ.com video of Olusegun Obasanjo speaking on why Nigeria needs to be treated with love: