Governor of the south eastern state of Imo in Nigeria, Rochas Okorocha has come under heavy attacks for erecting a statue of President Jacob Zuma
of South Africa in the state. Okorocha unveiled the giant bronze statue in honour of Zuma, after playing host to the south african leader.
The statue is estimated at around 1.2 million dollars. Zuma, in the midst of a big corruption scandal and having survived several impeachment attempts
against him had a road named after him in Imo state. He also received a chieftaincy title and the Imo Merit Award, the highest award the south east
Nigerian state confers to distinguished individuals. This has sparked outrage in Nigeria with many wondering what Zuma had done to deserve such honor
at the expense of salaries of workers that are owed in the state.