Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has rejected the appointment of his daughter as a member of the board of Federal College of Education, Omoku, Rivers State, giving a ‘she doesn’t need it’ excuse.
Rochas Okorocha disclosed that he was not consulted before his daughter, Uju who is married to Dr. Uzoma Awuka, the son of Nigeria Minister of Education State, exVC of IMSU and former Secretary to Imo State government under Okorocha, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, was appointed as a member of the board, and thus making it look suspicious.
Here’s a press statement signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor;
“The attention of the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been drawn to the publication listing one of the daughters, Mrs. Uju Rochas Anwuka as a member of the Board of the Federal College of Education (Tech), Omoku.
And it is important to swiftly state, with every sense of concern, that the governor had read about the appointment like every other Nigerian because he was never consulted or briefed on the appointment and that is why the whole thing looks suspicious.
To the governor, the appointment was obviously not done in good faith. Whoever was the brain behind the appointment did so out of unbridled mischief. Otherwise, the person behind the appointment would have had the courtesy of either informing the father or the mother.
The truth of the matter is that the governor’s daughter does not need the appointment. The governor has therefore asked whoever was behind the appointment to withdraw it since the daughter would not have needed the appointment, even if he had not become governor.
Indeed, the governor has the feeling that whoever was behind the appointment did it with something else at the back of his or her mind, otherwise the person would have acted well his or her part by informing him or the mother or even the daughter herself.
The daughter and the entire family reject the appointment. “