Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that the National Assembly should make laws to protect those doing charity work in the country.
Vanguard reports that Okorocha made this call when about 100 members of the House of Representatives led by Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, an aspirant to the office of the Speaker, met with the students of Rochas Foundation College of Africa on Wednesday, May 22.
The Imo governor said that he has done charity work ‘for 20years yet no recognition from the Federal Republic of Nigeria or State Government except people that came from other African Countries, who visited the Foundation.’ The governor also called for laws to protect the less privileged so they can get an education. He said: “I call on the National Assembly to promulgate a law to support less privileged children all over Nigeria. If that is done and they get an education, nobody knows who amongst such children will solve the Nation’s problem.
“They need your encouragement. A law should also be made in Nigeria to support those who are doing charity work. I have done all these things for 20years yet no recognition from the Federal Republic of Nigeria or State Government except for people that came from other African Countries, who visited the Foundation.”
“It is unfortunate that whatever you do in this Country is interpreted in the political line, but this is not politics because if it is politics, it wouldn’t have been for 20years and still counting. This is life but I always say that if politics means helping the poor then let everybody be a politician. Our nation will be a better place. “We are also requesting for 5 persons from each of the States in Nigeria to come to our University to study medicine free of charge.
We are partnering with JAMB to see that those who score very high grades are given this opportunity. This opportunity is not for the poor but for the best brains in our society. Our free education in the Secondary Schools is for the poor and less privileged only but our University scholarship for medicine is for the brilliant students both poor and rich”. “If Nigeria can be together under one roof and speak the same language, the issue of where you come from will eventually die in this Country. We are one in this nation”.