NIGERIANS ARE WONDERING WHY JACOB ZUMA NOW HAS A STATUE IN THEIR COUNTRY

NIGERIANS ARE WONDERING WHY JACOB ZUMA NOW HAS A STATUE IN THEIR COUNTRY

(CNN)South African President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria’s Imo state on Friday and had a giant bronze statue unveiled in his honor, a decision that has caused outrage in some parts of the country.

The two-day visit happened just as South Africa’s Supreme Court ruled that President Zuma should face corruption charges.
Zuma visited Governor Rochas Okorocha in Owerri in a surprise visit that was only announced the same day by the South Africa presidency.
As well as the statue, Zuma was given a chiefaincy title and had a road named after him.
Local media reported that the cost of the statue was around 520million Naira — equivalent to $1.4 million.
Okorocha also conferred on Zuma the Imo Merit Award, the highest award the state gives to distinguished individuals.

As he unveiled the statue, Okorocha said: “We have decided to honor 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.”
Okorocha and President Zuma also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide free education for poor children on the continent, according to local media reports.
Nigerians have weighed in on Twitter expressing their opinions on the statue of Zuma.

Munachim Amah, CNN

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 2007 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Community 0 Comments

SAMSON OGUNYEMI AND JOAN VAN DYK TO DELIVER THE WORKERS’ DAY LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

In celebration of workers day, Amnesty International’s incredible youth chapter of the University of Pretoria chose the theme for workers’ and migrants; rights for the lecture tomorrow on Friday, 4

Politics 0 Comments

MINISTER IBRAHIM – NIGERIA SHOULD EXPECT MORE GREEN BONDS

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Usman Jibril says the listing of the 10.69 billion naira, 5-year Sovereign green bond is the first of many to come, as the

BEST DEGREES TO STUDY TO GET A HIGH IT SALARY IN SOUTH AFRICA

MyBroadband’s 2018 Salary Survey results revealed that Master of Business Administration (MBA or MBL) graduates enjoy the highest average salaries of all IT professionals. The salary survey was conducted in

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply