Okorocha to build tuition-free Islamic University in Buhari’s hometown

Okorocha to build tuition-free Islamic University in Buhari’s hometown
Rochas Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has promised to build an Islamic University in Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown, Premium Times reports

Okorocha, a senator and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the Rochas Okorocha Foundation would build the university.

Recall that the former governor was recently conferred with the traditional title of 'Maga Alherin Kasar Hausa' by the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk.

The senator, who was represented by Isa Halidu at an event in Daura on Saturday, said students would enjoy free tuition and accommodation at the university.

"Because the Emir of Daura made me a traditional titleholder, I am going to give a gift, perhaps, that would never be forgotten. I will build an Islamic university with modern facilities under Rochas Okorocha Foundation and be commissioned by myself in Daura town," he said.

He said this is because the emirate and Katsina State, in general, had shown him tremendous affection.

The former Imo governor noted that his Foundation has built schools and undertaken many developmental projects in other states, hence paying back Daura town for what President Buhari had done for Nigeria.

The federal government had previously announced a plan to build a university of transportation in the town with major contributions from Chinese contractors executing projects for the government.

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