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With our kindest regards and best wishes to “Senator Rochas Okorocha”
His childhood experience turned him into an enterprising person at a very young age. Rochas started by hawking groceries in Barkin Ladi, Jos. Other notable things he did include: buying a television at age 9, purchasing a bus at age 14, becoming the head of a commercial school at age 19, becoming the proprietor of a school at age 23, venturing into cement business (BBC) in Gboko State at age 23.
Rochas was a Commissioner on the Federal Character Commission and a member of the National Constitutional Conference. After democracy was restored in 1999, Rochas competed in the primaries to be the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Imo State and failed.
Thereafter, Rochas moved to the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). In 2003, he contested as President under the platform of ANPP but failed again.
After returning to PDP, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him as Special Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs.
In 2005, Rochas Okorocha formed a party known as Action Alliance (AA). His plans was to contest as President under AA in the 2007 elections. For reasons known to him, he returned back to PDP again.
In 1996, Rochas founded Rochas Foundation as a way of giving back to the society. In 2001, Rochas Foundation birthed Rochas Foundation College, which today, has campuses across the Federation. Interestingly, the college
offers free education to Nigerian students irrespective of tribe or race. Rochas Okorocha established the college to help suffering Nigerian masses by giving free education to many Nigerian students so they can live above the poverty line.
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