Governor Rochas Okorocha has honoured the visiting President of South Africa by erecting a giant statue in honour of Jacob Zuma in Owerri, Imo state capital. The governor unveiled the statue in the presence of the South African president and other dignitaries in a ceremony.
Zuma, who has been in Owerri, the Imo State capital since Friday is currently facing a running battle in his country over allegations of corruption and abuse of office.
Zuma who has been given the Imo Merit Award, the highest award in the State which is usually given to honour persons that have distinguished themselves in various fields of human endeavours.
He was also conferred with a chieftancy title (Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo Land, meaning the people’s warlord) and a street named after him.