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President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and wife Dolapo, governors of Abia and Bayelsa States, ministers, wives of state governors, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and other dignitaries converged on Owerri, the Imo State capital, Saturday to celebrate with the wife of Imo State governor, Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha on her 50th birthday.
Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, the vice-president and his wife commended Mrs. Okorocha for her love and concern for the less-privileged in the society.
The commendations were given at a colloquium and book presentation to mark the 50th birthday of Mrs. Okorocha at the Nick Banquet Hall, Government House Owerri. The vice-president had earlier commissioned an ultra-modern Wellness & Diagnosis Centre for Children and Women built by the Women of the Divine Destiny Initiative (WODDI), a pet project of Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha.
In his speech, President Buhariâ€™s representative said: â€œI was specifically called by President Buhari on two occasions to be in Owerri to honour you today. This shows that you occupy a very special place in the heart of the president. At 50, you have achieved much more than can be imagined especially through your SNARP projects and just like the Levites in the bible; you can now rest and enjoy Godâ€™s favours in your life.â€
Osinbajo said: â€œI have always been fascinated by the quality of Nkechi Okorochaâ€™s philanthropy. There is a certain quality that is out of the ordinary just like her SNARP project which has changed the lives of many widows for better by providing quality homes to them. Just today we opened the WODDI Wellness, and Diagnosis Centre which focuses on preventive approach, to sickness or illness especially in women and children.”