- Nigerians on Saturday, October 14, woke up to see a statue of Jacob Zuma, the South African president unveiled
- Rochas Okorocha‚ the Imo state governor, erected the bronze statue and named a street after President Zuma during his two-day visit to the state
- The president, however, said he was at a loss for words after receiving the title
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has spoken about the giant statue made of him by the Imo state government.
Reports have it that the President Zuma said he was leaving the state and Nigeria as a hero.
According to him, “I walked in here‚ as I say‚ as an ordinary freedom fighter. I’m leaving Nigeria‚ through the state of Imo‚ as a hero. What a decoration.”
Also during the unveiling, Rochas Okorocha, the state governor also conferred Zuma with a chieftaincy title and the highest Merit Award during his two-day visit.
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Okorocha said Zuma’s visit to the state was to “strengthen socio-economic relations and deepen cooperation in education.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Imo state governor came under severe criticism for erecting a statue in honour of the president in the state.
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