The government of Republic of Liberia has bestowed one of its highest civilian awards to Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo okorocha for his outstanding humanitarian work.
The award was presented to Gov. Okorocha by the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh on behalf of President Sirleaf Johnson in Imo Governors’ Lodge, Abuja.
By this prestigious award, Gov. Okorocha becomes the Chief Glorzou Toweh of Nimba CountY, Liberia.
Gov. Okorocha was earlier billed to receive the award as part of the activities lined-up to mark the 164th Independence Anniversary of Republic of Liberia held in Abuja but was conspicuously absent owing to urgent state matters and was represented by Sen. Osita Izunaso.
The Liberian ambassador who described Gov. Okorocha as a true son of Africa, further declared “Having distinguished himself as a humanitarian, promoter of goodwill among people, supporters of peace and development of Liberian people and Liberia-Nigeria relations is hereby gowned by authority of government of Liberia through the ministry of Internal Affairs, the Republic of Liberia’s highest chieftaincy designation of Chief Glorzou Toweh of Nimba County, Liberia”.
In another development, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Golden Heart Foundation with a special focus on youth development equally presented its special recognition to Gov. Okorocha for his unquantifiable contributions in the areas of youth development.
The National Coordinator, Arch. Ikenna Okoye, said that the organization was moved by the passion the governor has continued to exhibit in rendering service to humanity as well as offering free education to young people who undoubtedly are the future leaders.
Gov. Okorocha in his response expressed gratitude for the honour even as he reaffirmed that service to humanity has always remained his field of destiny.
“I believe in the well-being of other people especially the poor and the down-trodden in the society. I will continue to touch their lives even as I occupy the exalted office of the governorship of Imo state. God bless me for to reach out to those that don’t have and I am proud to say that what I am exactly doing is my field of destiny”.
Gov. Okorocha, however, dedicated the awards to the people of Imo state and thousands of students of Rochas Foundation and promised to visit Liberia and explore possible areas the Foundation could contribute in rebuilding the war-torn country.
Dignitaries that witnessed the event include Chief Ojo Maduekwe, former minister of Foreign Affairs, Sen. Osita Izunaso, Sen. Emma Anosike, Hon. Mathew Omegara and some top government officials of Imo state government.
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