By Williams ABAH
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, FCT council, had expressed satisfaction to a former governor of Imo State, and senator representing Imo west senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, over his charity work to Nigeria’s orphans.
The event was held at the NUJ secretariat Utako, Abuja, as part of activities marking his 59th birthday.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the chairman NUJ FCT council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, said, “The number of out-of-school children is about ten million, if not for your charity work, in building schools for the orphans across the country, the number would have been about 14 million or more”.
Interacting with journalists, Okorocha said, “When you came to my office for this event, I didn’t want to accept the offer, but I gave it a second thought, and today I’m here. Thank you all for finding me worthy for this great award.”
When asked if he would want to run for president come 2023, he said, “I’m not here to declare my intention to vie for 2023 president, my party members are not here, even if I’m going to contest for president in 2023, here is not the right place to declare my intention”.