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Imo: Okorocha’s Wife Gives Houses To Indigent Widows

Nkechi Rochas Okorocha
Posted: Jul 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Anolu Vincent

Owerri – Mrs. Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, wife of the Imo State Governor and chairperson of the Forum of Wives of Southern Governors, has attributed the upsurge of poverty in the country to the insensitivity of some individuals in authority to the plight of their neighbours.

She regretted that some families have continued to wallow in abject poverty, destitution and squalor as a result of situations beyond their control, but stressed that the agony of such families could be drastically alleviated with the support of corporate bodies, organisations and well-meaning Nigerians.

The Imo State first lady stated this when she formally handed over two bedroom bungalows, which she built under her She Needs A Roof Project (SNARP), to three indigent widows in the state.

The beneficiaries were Mrs. Perpetual Ogbonna, from Umuezegwu, Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area; Mrs. Patricia Ayozie, from Umuduruaro, Nneano Agbaja, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, and Faith Ekpemadu of Amaraku, Isiala Mbano Council Area.

Mrs. Okorocha , who has so far built a total of 172 modern, furnished bungalows for indigent widows in the state, described shelter as an essential part of meaningful living for human beings but regretted that some families do not have a roof over their heads.

She explained that the facilities provided for the widows through SNARP were provided with no strings attached and devoid of political or religious sentiments, nepotism or favoritism.

“What is the purpose of life if we cannot be our brother’s keeper by using the little we have to touch their lives and put smiles on their faces?” she said.

Mrs. Okorocha, who denounced the culture of primitive accumulation of wealth by some Nigerians to the detriment and neglect of the masses, enjoined such individuals to spread their resources to the needy so as to attract more of God’s blessing.

She advised widows yet to benefit from the gesture to be patient, promising that equity, justice and fairness would continue to be applied in the SNARP to establish its presence in each of the 637 autonomous communities in the state.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the wife of the governor for her magnanimity and generosity to them. They described the gesture as a watershed in their lives and prayed that God would bless and reward Okorocha abundantly.