Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has announced that the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will arrive Owerri, the Imo state capital on a two-day working visit on Thursday, 9th November, 2017
The Liberian President is expected to meet with students of the Rochas Foundation College of Africa, particularly, those from Liberia whose parents died of Ebola. She is also expected to key into Vision 2030 of ROCHAS FOUNDATION COLLEGE, targeted at taking one million African children out of the streets and giving them education.
President Sirleaf’s visit is coming on the heels of South African President Jacob Zuma’s recent two-day working visit to the state.
President Zuma’s visit had spawned controversy following Governor Rochas Okorocha’s decision to erect a statue of the South African President in the state.
It is alleged that the Imo state Governor who was heavily criticized for erecting the status of Zuma in Imo, has equally erected a similar statue of the Liberian President in Owerri ahead of her visit to the state
According to reports, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will also be appreciated – in similar fashion as President Zuma – with an Imo Merit Award and a road named after her.
An unfinished statue of the Liberian President has reportedly been spotted in the state.
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