The Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that, in his administration, his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, controls over four ministries.
The governor made the revelation when the correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Imo State, recognized Nkechi with the “Most Outstanding Governor’s Wife Award” during the week in Owerri.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), George Etche who represented the governor at the event, while listing the achievements of Okorocha’s wife in 6 years, also named the ministries under her control.
He said the ministries include Women Affairs; Works; Health, as well as the office of the Secretary to the State Government.”
Etche further said that the governor’s wife deserved to be honoured with the award of “Nobel peace prize”.
According to Etche, “We should thank God Almighty for giving us Owelle Rochas Okorocha who has offered us free education at all levels.
“We should also thank God for giving us his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, for putting smiles in the faces of the less privileged in the state.
“It is difficult to see first ladies do this kind of thing. You see that over 200 widows have gotten houses in Imo State.”