Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State is set to unveil the statue of another African president, weeks after a national outrage over the unveiling of a multi-million naira statue of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.
A News Agency of Nigeria_ correspondent in Owerri reports that Okorocha’s latest statue, a monument of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, is scheduled to be unveiled on November 9.
The statue and two others, including that of Zuma, occupy a pride of place at Freedom Square on Wetheral Road in the Imo State capital. Zuma’s 30-feet statue was said to have cost N520m.
Okorocha displayed Johnson-Sirleaf’s statue on his twitter handle, saying that the Liberian leader would be honoured during her visit to Imo on November 9.
“The Liberia President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is set to arrive our dear Imo State for a two-day working visit on Thursday, 9 Nov. 2017,” Okorocha said.