Monday, September 24, 2018
Advertisement

Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma
November 08
14:39 2017
Advertisement

Three weeks after he faced criticisms over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is set to unveil the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.

Like Zuma, Sirleaf is expected to pay a two-day working visit to the south-eastern state.

Zuma’s 30-feet statue was said to have cost N520 million. It is not clear how much Imo government spent on the artwork of the first female president in Africa.

In the heat of the attacks over Zuma’s craft, Okorocha had hinted that he would erect more of such monument.

“And in case these “Galatians” do not know not all we need to do to attract good things or investments to Imo is erecting statues, then, we have no option than to erect as many of such structures as possible,” he had said in a statement which Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, issued on his behalf.

“We owe no one apology. Rochas made a promise to open the doors of Imo to the rest of the world, for good and he is doing that and we cannot be deterred by these enemies of our people.”

Sirleaf is billed to arrive the state on November 9.

Her statue is at Freedom Square on Wetheral Road in Owerri, capital of the state, where that of Zuma is.

 

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement