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Okorocha bags US Congressional award

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been awarded the prestigious  Congressional Certificate of Recognition for his selfless service, commitment to Free Education and Infrastructural Development not just in Nigeria but Africa.

Presenting the Award to Gov Okorocha in Houston Texas, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said Gov.Okorocha “has been recognized by all the major tribes in Nigeria for his charity and good citzenship. He has inspired his people to believe in government again, she said, and described the Imo State  leader as a selfless individual who has used his resources  for the benefit of the poor without asking  for returns.

” Governor Okorocha is not asking for what he can get from Nigeria but for what he can do for Nigeria. Owelle Okorocha represents hope for better Nigeria.”

Congresswoman Lee said that “Governor Okorocha’s strong face and leadership values helped him to rise from a classroom teacher to an international business mogul who has embarked on a charitable foundation designed to extend educational opportunities to the less priviledged”. Congresswoman Lee said Gov. Okorocha has inspired a generation of young Africans to serve their communities and give hope to the less privileged in their communities .

“Because  the need for strong spiritual leadership  is so vital to the future of our world, it brings me immense pleasure to acknowledge that Gov. Okorocha is growing a nation of faith, extending God’s kingdom biblically and educationally”,  she said.

Reacting to this prestigious Award to Governor Okorocha, Imo State Commissioner for Information & Strategy Hon. Chinedu Offor said the Governor dedicates the Award to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe and religion and to the less privileged.

” I am indeed blessed to have witnessed this  occasion where an able son of Nigeria and Africa was recognized by an influential member of the U.S congress for his role in changing the lives of generations of Nigerians. This is indeed a proud moment for Imo State because with this singular award, His  Excellency  has once again raised the bar of leadership and profile of Imo State.  To God be the Glory”, Mr Offor said.


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