Despite owing workers, Gov. Rochas spent 520M to erect statue of South African president Jacob Zuma in Nigeria

Image result for Rochas Okorocha Unveils Statue of Jacob Zuma - Nigerians ReactGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Saturday unveiled a statue in honour of South African President Jacob Zuma.

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The event was witnessed by Mr. Zuma and other dignitaries.

Asides the mammoth statue, Governor Rochas also named a road after Mr. Zuma.

Sequel to the unveiling of the statue, Mr. Zuma was on Friday conferred with a traditional title of Ochiagha Imo, by Eze Imo, Samuel Ohiri.

The title certificate was issued by a former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.

In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Okorocha said the honour was conferred on Mr. Zuma for his love for education.

“Today, we have decided to honour you for your love for education, though you were deprived in your early days in life but you are working to make sure that every poor child went to School. Your love for education to us is the connection between you and government and the people of Imo State. The only industry we have and we can truly be proud of is education in Imo State. This is another reason why we have chosen to honour you”, he said.

Mr. Zuma who spoke after receiving the award charged Africans to come together to address the issues that affect the continent, adding that we are one people.

“Africans must come together to address African problems. We are the same people. We cannot succeed if we handle problems as individuals. We need to recognize that we are one.”

The award comes a few days after another Nigerian, Jelili Omoyele, a 35-year-old, was killed in South Africa.

The recent development has created diverse reactions on social media as many have registered their grievances.

Read reactions here

As if the Mighty Statue was not Enough, a Street was also named after Jacob Zuma by Imo state Governor Rochas pic.twitter.com/KqX05NgBbt

– Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) October 15, 2017

The Status of South African president Jacob Zuma built by Governor Rochas in Owerri pic.twitter.com/BihHobuFo8

– Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) October 15, 2017

Dear Rochas Okorocha you’re mad for this statue of Jacob Zuma you built in Imo State. pic.twitter.com/Hg2l7Akkd0

– A B D U L-W A S I U (@Uthman_Waxcav) October 15, 2017

How worse can it get?

Despite owing workers, Gov. Rochas spent 520M to erect statue of South African president Jacob Zuma in Owerri

Funke! pic.twitter.com/slsSqhbjQc

– Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) October 15, 2017

Abdulsalam: make you naa read oh

“Gov Rochas Okorocha just erected a statue of Jacob Zuma in Imo state”

OBJ & Shonekan: pic.twitter.com/druNTorhBZ

– Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) October 15, 2017

Won’t be suprised if Rochas Okorocha brings Jacob Zuma to Abuja and rename Zuma rock to Jacob Zuma rock.

– SUPERHEATED STEAM (@dhe_Mechanic) October 15, 2017

Rochas Okorocha: Imo state people hate this Jacob Zuma statue, let me build one for Nnamdi Azikiwe

His Inner mind: No, build one for Mugabe pic.twitter.com/aLNxaRgsQz

– FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) October 15, 2017

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