This was made known by Dr. Isa Halidu, who represented Okorocha at a recent event organized by ‘Compare and Contrast Youths Initiatives’ in Daura on Saturday.
According to him, the former governor would build a mordern Islamic university in Daura, where all the students would enjoy free tuition and accommodation.
Senator Okorocha made the promise in appreciation to the traditional title of Maga Alherin Kasar Hausa conferred on him by the Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk.
“Because the Emir of Daura made me a traditional titleholder, I am going to give a gift, perhaps, that would never be forgotten.
“I will build an Islamic university with modern facilities under Rochas Okorocha Foundation and to be commissioned by myself in Daura town,” he said.
The former governor said every student of the proposed institution would enjoy free feeding, accommodation and constant water supply while studying in the school.
He said that the emirate and Katsina State, in general, had shown him tremendous affection, hence paying back Daura town for what President Buhari had done for Nigeria.
Katsina Government Thanks Okorocha
The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, who represented Governor Aminu Bello Masari at the occasion applauded Okorocha for the decision to establish the university in the state.
“Katsina State is thankful to Rochas Okoracha for being part of these developmental milestones, though, he couldn’t make it to the occasion personally, but because he has interest in developing youth, he sent in a representative which shows he is a true leader.
“As we all know, history has it that all the zones of Nigeria have been benefiting from Rochas Okoracha’s foundation irrespective of religion or tribal affiliations.
“Undoubtedly, during the 2019 general election, we all know, too, how he single-handedly canvassed his tribal men and women to vote massively for President Buhari particularly. We appreciate him and pray God to strengthen him now and always.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Arewa Group had endorsed Rochas Okorocha for the office of the President in 2023, describing the former governor as a bridge-builder.