OWERRI – Mrs Nkechi Okorocha, the wife of the Imo State Governor, on Thursday handed over a two-bedroom bungalow to Mrs Susan Obasi, an indigent widow from Umuebi Amuzu in Aboh Mbaise local government area of the state.
The bungalow was constructed as part of the third phase of Okorocha’s pet project known as “She Needs a Roof Project (SNARP)”, designed to provide homes for indigent widows in the state.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Okorocha said the project was designed with the welfare of the poor in mind.
She reiterated the commitment of the state government to improve the lot of the masses in the state.
“This government is totally committed to improving the welfare of the citizens of this state, which is why this project has been largely successful.
“It is not a politically motivated venture and my office will continue to look out for genuinely poor women who are in desperate need of a roof over their heads.”
The governor’s wife appealed to privileged citizens of the state to contribute their quota to improve the welfare of the less privileged in their communities.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the beneficiary and mother of four, expressed gratitude to Okorocha for the gesture.
She said that she neither gave bribe nor lobbied before she was chosen to to benefit from the project and commended Okorocha for raising funds to enable her to start a business to support her family.
“I am very happy today because I am now a proud owner of a beautiful house.
“I did not bribe anyone to be selected as a beneficiary. I am grateful to our governor and his wife,” Obasi said. (NAN)