Okorocha Set To Unveil Statue Of Liberian President, Sirleaf
Liberian President, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is the next African leader whose statue will be unveiled in Imo state.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday announced that the Liberian leader is expected in Nigeria on Thursday.
Just like the South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, she will be conferred with a chieftaincy title and a road will be named after her in the state.
Okorocha’s spokesman, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, said Sirleaf would also deliver lecture on "Women in politics".
"On arrival on Thursday, Mrs Sirleaf would be taken to the Palace of Eze Imo to be accorded the African way of receiving an august visitor like her and the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri will be expected to decorate her with a Chieftaincy title.
"Taking into account that she took over the leadership of Liberia soon after a bloody Civil War and she has been able to sustain the peace of that Country for ten years now.”
Sirleaf's choice may not generate the level of public condemnation witnessed during Zuma's visit considering her place in African politics and as an inspiration to African women.
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