Nigerian Senator, Rochas Okorocha to build school at IDP camp in Abuja
London, August 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past former Governor of Imo State, now a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has moved to give children at the Internally Displayed Persons (IDP) camp, Abuja a new lease of life.
The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District through his Rochas Okorocha Foundation was at the Durumi IDP camp in Abuja where he promised to provide a facility of learning for the children so that the displaced children could pursue their goals in education.
Okorochas said: “We were at the IDP camp in Durumi last week and in line with our Rochas Foundation Educational Aid and Development (READ) program, we would be building a learning facility for the children in the camp.”
The Senator further said that “while insurgency might have cost the children their homes and means of livelihood, we owe them this much to ensure that it does not cost them a future in life.”
While at the IDP camp, the Senator alongside members of the Foundation, personally distributed food items and other supplies to the children and people in the camp.
Self supported, the Rochas Foundation has been known to be a supporter of education to all, especially children of the less privileged in the Nigerian society.
The Foundation has built no fewer than 11 schools across the country, and has given scholarships to many children who passed out from the schools every year to pursue their education in the higher institutions across Nigeria.
Since he was inaugurated as the Senator, Okorocha has on several occasions used the floor of Nigerian Senate to voice his displeasure to the life at the IDP camps and always called on his colleagues at the Senate to use their positions and wealth to influence the life of the IDPs.
Many displaced by the attacks by the Boko Haram sects in the north east of Nigeria have fled their homes not just to other parts of Africa’s most populous country but also to neighbouring states. In Abuja, there are more than 10,000 people who escaped the country’s dangerous northeast to the city,