Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has unveiled a giant statue of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and named a road after him during his visit to Owerri, the state capital this weekend.
Mrs Johnson-Sirleaf on Thursday arrived Owerri, the Imo state capital for a two-day working visit during which she was honoured by the state government.
Just like Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Nana Ado Akufo of Ghana, the Liberian leader was inducted in the Imo Hall of Fame, a road named after her, received Imo Merit Award and her statue also unveiled.
The Liberian leader was also honored with a Chieftancy Title as Ada di Ohanma of Igboland at Eze Imo’s Palace led by HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri.
Mrs Johnson-Sirleaf commended the Rochas Okorocha Foundation for bringing together and impacting the lives of young African children from different nationalities.
She met with the students, among whom were five Liberians.
She was accompanied by the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and signed a Memorandum Of Understanding between the Liberian government and the foundation.
Speaking during the visit, she said: “I have travelled to every part of the world and I have travelled all over Africa, I have never experienced something like this. I have seen leaders of Africa build schools, roads, give scholarships, and so on, in all of these things. I have not seen any of them go beyond the ordinary by gathering indigent children of Africa from all of our countries, bring them together in our family, sharing together, I thank you. There is no other better way to fight poverty and preach unity than this.”