Currently trending on social media is Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, over a statue erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
Zuma is on a two-day working visit to Imo state and was conferred with chieftaincy title –Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo land – and also given the Imo Merit Award – the highest honour in the state, with a street named after him.
However, the issue that is causing controversy now is the giant-sized statue of Zuma in the state. Many are befuddled on why a state which is owing salaries would spend millions of naira on such craft.
Thanks to @JudeAkporu who availed us with our featured image.
Here are some of the reactions on social media:
My State governor Rochas Okorocha, who's owing pensioners for 22 months erected a giant statue of JACOB ZUMA in NIGERIA! Next up…Mugabe's🙆 pic.twitter.com/kPS2LsM9tQ
— Lord Edictetus (@cchisomu) October 15, 2017
2 Nigerians killed & others injured by South African police.
No word from Jacob Zuma…yet Rochas Okorocha built a statue in his honour. pic.twitter.com/ir3N6EHar4
— Henry O (@Onos147) October 15, 2017
Teacher: Define Stupidity?
Me: Rochas Okorocha spent 520m on South Africa's president; Jacob Zuma's statue in Imo State, Nigeria
— Made In Ibadan (@UrbanCulture06) October 15, 2017
If you think building Jacob Zuma's statue was outrageous, wait until Gov. Okorocha unveils the statue next to Zuma. It may be Nkiru Slyvanus pic.twitter.com/8KLwpKZukp
— Dr. Njakiri Damages (@DrDamages) October 15, 2017
— Y! Online (@YNaija) October 15, 2017
Rochas Okorocha built statue & road to honour Zuma, South Africa pres.
Rumour* Statue- N520M😨
But, Nigerians are presently attacked in SA😢 pic.twitter.com/recOs0bpd4
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) October 15, 2017
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) October 15, 2017
Abdulsalam: make you naa read oh
"Gov Rochas Okorocha just erected a statue of Jacob Zuma in Imo state"
OBJ & Shonekan: pic.twitter.com/druNTorhBZ
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) October 15, 2017
Dear Imo State brethren, my heart is with you for your prejudice under your Mad king, Rochas Okorocha & his senseless Jacob Zuma statue. pic.twitter.com/CEkuI8f46s
— Wizkid And Davido (@WizkidAndDavido) October 15, 2017
— JudiacDaprof (@JudeAkporu) October 14, 2017
I know today is Sunday & this is probably wrong, but Rochas Okorocha is very mad for this statue of Jacob Zuma He built in Imo State pic.twitter.com/5O0JTIY48x
— Tweeter Active (@_Tweeteractive) October 15, 2017
Rochas Okorocha: Imo state people hate this Jacob Zuma statue, let me build one for Nnamdi Azikiwe
His Inner mind: No, build one for Mugabe pic.twitter.com/aLNxaRgsQz
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) October 15, 2017
To be very honest, Okorocha is a curse. Statue of Jacob Zuma in Owerri? Oh Lord!!!😥
— nekar (@nekkie_u) October 14, 2017