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Mrs Nkechi Rochas Okorocha is the
Firstlady of Imo state and the woman who owns the heart of Imo state
Governor, Rochas Awele Okorocha, a philatropist per excellence who is
well loved by his people. They have been married for over 25years and
still counting.

Las tweek, this pretty woman with a
golden heart stormed Lagos for the 65th birthday of African richest
woman, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija at Cathedral Church of God. She dazzled in
a floor length turquoise colour lace gown that sat well on her body.
She matched it with a unique diamond
jewellery. Sitting closely beside the first lady of Lagos, Mrs Bolanle
Ambode, they chatted freely while the event lasted and she was also in
attendance at the grand reception at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.
Speaking with Citypeople magazine on
what it feels like being the Firstlady of Imo State, she revealed that
It has not been easy but the grace of God is sufficient for her.
Quoting  a bible verse “Like the Bible says, who He calls He also
equips. I believe that this is a government that God himself has put
together and I rely on Him every day for strength to be able to function
the way that He commanded me to function as a wife” She says.
How did you meet your husband? “I will
say it is a divine arrangement. We met in Jos many years ago and I have
to say that marrying him is the best thing that ever happened to my
life.
In an interview she granted many months
ago with, she revealed where she met her husband of over 25years  “We
met in Jos. If you look at Rochas, he is not a professional in
“toasting” because the first time he saw me, he was with my cousin. On
that fateful day, as they were leaving, I went with them. My husband was
driving and the girl was sitting in front and I was sitting behind.
That day, he was looking through the mirror for what reasons I don’t
know. From time to time, he would say to the lady in the front seat,
Ada, I will marry this your sister. In my heart, I was like what does
this man think, what is going through his mind? Before we knew what was
happening, he took me to his parents just like that without actually
talking to me. He just told his mother and his father that he hopes they
like me and before I knew what happened, marriage started. He is not
really a ‘toaster.’ He did not ‘toast’ me before marriage but now I want
him to ‘toast’ me afresh (Laughter)“ she reveals
One would have expected that it was her
husband’s looks that attracted him to her but she explained that it was
his openness and straight forward nature that made them bond.
‘My husband is a straight forward
person. Very brave man. He is one selfless human being that I have ever
met. He has a very large heart. He does not think of himself Every
second of his life he is always thinking of the next person and what he
can do to better the life of the next person That is Rochas Okorocha for
you. I am excited that he is my husband. He has a very large heart. He
lives a life of sacrifice. He is a very nice person. He is also a very
practical person. He loves to work. He is my boss, teacher, mentor,
friend, brother and father. Even in the midst of his tight schedule, he
still has time for me. Like this morning (the day of the interview),
somehow I started moving on the bed and then he woke up. That was a
little before 5am. Ordinarily, he would have wanted to still sleep a
little more, but he rose for us to chat and all that. He is a man that
gives me attention. He encourages me and tells me I know you can do it. I
can tell you it has been worthwhile having him as husband.“
 What were you doing before you became
the firstlady of Imo state? She explained to Citypeople that She has
done lots of job to achieve her feat in Life. Her words were `Well,
before I became Imo first lady, I was a wife and mother. I am still a
wife and a mother. But on a more serious note, I was the vice president
of Rochas Foundation. I also have a business I was running. I’m engaged
in interior decoration in addition to other business activities“
What has sustained your marriage aside
Love and God? She was asked, `It is God and Love. We also share the same
spirit and vision and this has made us glued to each other`
Your husband is a great Philanthropist
 and you have also supported him in this regard, how have you been able
to do this? “When God has honoured you, you must love and share with
your neighbour“ she revealed
Speaking on how long she has been married, she explained that she has been married for over 25years and still counting“
Celebrities call their husband many
things, for Mrs Nkechi Okorocha, she revealed that she calls her husband
Darling and she has been calling him that for over 25years.
Mrs Nkechi who is a philanthropist just
like her husband  spoke  about her pet program called Women of Divine
Destiny Initiative. She explained the reason behind the initative  and
her words were
`Before my husband became governor of
Imo State, I organized this ministry, which held gatherings that brought
women together to pray for their families. We realized that many homes
were suffering and certainly not in the shape that God desired them to
be. By the special grace of God, I have a good home and I realized that
what some people are facing in their homes and marriages are things that
could ordinarily be avoided. God gave me this ministry to serve as a
forum where vessels of God can come together and handle certain
sensitive issues so that at the end of the day most homes will be
healed. We started a month after we got into office.` She said .