Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retd) and Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, have praised Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha for establishing the Rochas Foundation Colleges in Nigeria and other achievements of the foundation in the last 10 years of its existence.
Both leaders made the commendation during the 50th birthday celebration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the 10th Anniversary of the Rochas Foundation College on Monday.
The five colleges of Rochas Foundation are located in Owerri and Ogboko, Ideato South Local Government Area, Imo State, Ibadan, Oyo State, Jos, Plateau State and Kano in Kano State.
General Babangida who chaired the occasion, described Governor Okorocha as a man of many parts who has excelled in most of his endeavours, stressing that the 50th birthday of the governor is a celebration of a vision that laid the foundation for the total eradication of ignorance, poverty and hopelessness in the life of many Nigerian children.
He further described Rochas Foundation College as an institution of unity and national integration, which has continued to erase lines of differences in religion, ethnicity and class in Nigeria.
Babangida added that the establishment of Rochas Colleges in different parts of the country with free tuition and accommodation for students from diverse background is a great achievement that even politics has failed to achieve in the country, noting that the foundation has achieved a lot having graduated students from secondary education with many now in universities.