Okorocha offers 59 Scholarship to NUJ to mark 59th Birthday
Chairman, Rochas foundation, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has offered 59 slots to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja Council, to select indigents Nigerians, who will benefit from the scholarship programme, to mark his 59th birthday come September 22, 2021.
He said this, to reporters in Abuja as part of programme, to kick-start the celebration of his 59th birthday.
Okoroccha said he believes that when Nigerians of means reach out to the needy, they would promote national cohesion peace and stability.
“I am 59 years old I want to offer 59 scholerships to your Council. It is your duty now to pick any of these poor children, orphans to be part of these 59 given to your council as a kick start in any of our schools in Zari, in Sokoto, Kano, Yola, Calabar, Enugu, Ibadan, Jos, Bauchi Owerri etc,” he said”
NUJ Abuja council chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche, had nominated Senator Okorocha for the NUJ Award on Service and Philanthropy, following the impact he has had on the education of Nigerians across the country.
Another kind gesture to an orphanage home in Abuja, witnessed the donation of two computer sets to Darlez Care Home alongside food items for the needs of the children by the Ofomata foundation.
Chairman of the Ofomata foundation, Ofomata, argued that the donation, especially the ICT tools would boost the capacities of orphans in the orphanage homes.
The gesture, which he noted was simultaneously done across the country, would reduce the level of dependency of citizens on the system as their minds would have been developed to meet varying economic needs and make them solution providers to these challenges.
The event which was part of the social responsibility act of the foundation nationwide witnessed the launch of a donation box where members of the society can make donation for the orphans and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the country.
Ofomata said Nigerian companies to harness public donations that can change the life of an orphan or a Nigerian in an IDP camp because among them are destinies that could emerge leaders of the country with time.
“Human capacity building is what you can do for anybody. I feel that empowerment or human capacity development is the best thing you can do for anybody. We must understand that it is very expensive.
“It looks insignificant, we have invested in human capacity development over the years. That has brought us to where we are today, so, that capacity training has become sacrosanct for us.
“The government cannot do it all, I realize long ago that that the difference between you and I, is just knowledge. Without that knowledge we can not go anywhere.”
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