August 22, 2011 – Imo State To Give Free Education to Northern Muslim Kids
OWERRI—Non-indigenes, especially Northern Muslims in Imo State have been assured that their children will also benefit from the free education policy of the government.
Governor Rochas Okorocha said this when he hosted Muslims in Government House, Owerri,.
Okorocha said: “My administration will not discriminate against non-indigenes but will rather ensure that everybody benefits from the policies and programmes of the state government.”
The governor, who promised to sponsor some Muslims on pilgrimage, said “as a detribalised Nigerian, I will always engage in actions that will promote unity and peaceful co-existence.”
Earlier, Chairman of Imo State Muslim Council, Alhaji Yusuf Nwoha, had assured the governor of the loyalty and support of all Muslims in the state, and appealed to the government to establish a Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in the state.