At the 8th Convocation ceremony of Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria, Saturday 4th February 2023 held at the institution’s convocation arena, the Former First Lady of Imo State, Her Excellency Zinariya Ugo Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha having satisfied all requirements both in learning and character has been conferred with a PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy.
The highly cerebral humanitarian and author of several books on developmental societal ideals has over the years bagged other academic laurels to her credit namely: Bsc in Accounting and an Msc in International Relations and Diplomacy, all from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Ugo Nneoma Okorocha left no one surprised when she commenced this post graduate programme couple of years back, attending lectures and combining all that systematically with her various roles as a first lady of a state, philanthropist works with her WODDI ( Women of Divine Destiny Initiatives…building over 200 houses for widows and the less privileged in Imo State and elsewhere, etc) activities and her developmental interventionist writing tendencies.
She has always had the passion for change and bringing new horizons in cooperation between countries especially in the exchanges of ideas, partnerships and strengthening of international institutions that provide empowerment, pathways and accelerations for lifting people of diverse backgrounds globally who are at indigent levels.
One will convincingly deduce that for her to embark on this academic pursuit in this field (international relations and diplomacy) yet again at this top level is to further realize these goals.
The occasion was graced by dignitaries from across the length and breadth of the country and the international community including the Visitor to the University and Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Sen. Hope Uzodinma, the former Governor of Imo State and Senator Representing Imo West, His Excellency Sen. Rochas Okorocha (who came to show love to his wife), other Members of the National Assembly, Honourable Ministers, Imo State Government Functionaries, Former Imo Governorship Candidate and former Chief of Staff, Imo Government House, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu ( son in law to Mrs Okorocha) and a host of other immediate family members of Mrs Okorocha including numerous former top appointees in the Imo State rescue mission administration of Former Governor Rochas Okorocha and some Ambassadors of countries who all came to show support to the Former First Lady of Imo State.
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