The governor also gave him two million naira and a promise of land in any of his choice area in the state to enable him come home and own a house.
Govenor Okorocha also extended another N2 million Cash donation to Miss Nina Chinonso who participated in the event. Both Igbokwe and Nina are indigenes of Imo State from Owerri North LGA.
Okorocha who made the donations when Igbokwe and Nina visited him at the Government House Owerri on Thursday, May 3, 2018, pointed out that Mr. Igbokwe has made the State proud by emerging the winner of the show.
“We are gathered here to welcome our son who has made us proud. Miracle is our son who went to South Africa for the Big Brother Naija Show. He spoke well of his State and was a good ambassador of his State. For this, we thought, it is proper that we receive him”.
The governor further noted that “Usually, our State does not engage in receiving people for outings they have made, unless we consider such an outing one that has positive bearing to the image of the State. One thing outstanding is that these two great participants, Miracle and Nina spoke highly well of Imo State. They stood tall and proud of their State, in South Africa. This is the reason for the honour and to say welcome back home”.
He however charged Igbokwe to use the fame to propagate the ideas he believes in and never allow it to enter his head, promising to collaborate with him in seeing to the establishment of a pilot school in Imo State.
In his speech , elated Igbokwe thanked the governor for finding them worthy to be honoured, adding that they are proud of their Governor and his invaluable achievements in the state especially in area of education.
According to Igbokwe, “I am excited about our governor because of his educational strides, especially his free education in Imo State. This is a great gift to humanity”.
He said he would see to the collaboration of the State government towards the establishment of the Pilot College in the State, to further open the state to the world, adding that his vision is to expand the aircraft simulation centre to a world class Aviation College.
After the courtesy call at government house, Igbokwe and his other house mates accompanied the governor to Imo state international conference Centre to address Imo youths .
Several musicians including Tekno performed at the IICC .