Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo) says he has sponsored payments which have made constructive impacts on the lives of his constituents and Nigerians usually.
Okorocha spoke with State Home correspondents after a non-public assembly with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In line with him, the significance of being a senator is the flexibility to signify one’s folks nicely.
“For the primary time within the historical past of my senatorial zone, you could possibly see seen constituency tasks which weren’t there earlier than.
“I’m one senator that doesn’t imagine in coaching as a method of squandering funds; that’s what we use to have in that a part of the world.
“I introduced the invoice totally free training; training is each little one’s proper, and it have to be made free, particularly for a rising nation like ours.’’
He mentioned there was no justifiable purpose any little one ought to pay faculty charges in Nigeria.
The senator mentioned he had launched a invoice to empower conventional rulers and provides them constitutional roles as chief safety officers of their communities.
“I additionally mentioned our conventional rulers have to be given their roles in turning into the chief safety officers of their communities relatively than governors or native authorities chairmen.
“Let the normal rulers grow to be chief safety officers of their communities as a result of each safety problem is native and it emanates from a group; it’s arrested on the group stage, it can not escalate to the state stage,’’ he added.
He mentioned that he had additionally sponsored a invoice for nationwide unity.
“My query is why ought to 50,000 criminals defeat 200 million folks in Nigeria?
“The reason being the 50,000 criminals are united, and the 200 million Nigerians aren’t united, so these payments are what I sponsored.
“It’s not a query of payments, however how impactful are your payments within the lives of the folks that you simply signify and the nation at giant?‘’
Okorocha mentioned that the go to to the vice chairman was private and to trade pleasantries with a pal and a boss.
On the controversy surrounding his property in Imo, he mentioned that the legislation ought to be allowed to take its course.
He added that he was dedicated to the restoration of peace within the State.
“In legislation, we are saying the very fact speaks for itself. It’s a very uncommon scenario, however I believe time will inform; every little thing will take its pure form.
“However what is essential is that we’re all merchandise of the legislation, and we should strive as doable to maintain to those legal guidelines.
“Speaking concerning the property in query; the faculties–the East Excessive School, the Rochas Basis School, the Royal Spring Palm Resort and the College space– all charitable outfits of Rochas Basis.
“I introduced them again dwelling to encourage investments in my very own State.
“I’m a father; I’m a pacesetter of that state, and I’m attempting to guarantee that issues don’t escalate past management; however for what I’ve been doing to me, I’m human; I can bear it only for peace to reign,’’ he mentioned.
I’ve sponsored impactful payments — Okorocha boasts after assembly Osinbajo