Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday unveiled a giant statue of South Africa president Jacob Zuma in Owerri Imo state.
Zuma who is on a two-day visit to Owerri, Imo State, South East Nigeria was also conferred a traditional chieftaincy title by the state governor – a road was named after him.
Okorocha also conferred on President Zuma, the Imo Merit Award, the highest award in the State conferred on distinguished personalities who have made a difference in the development of their communities and to humanity.
This has triggered fierce reactions from Imo state indigenes, Nigerians who took to social media to vent their disappointment and anger.
The visit of President Zuma, according to Imo State government, is for the signing of an MoU between Rochas Foundation with the Zuma Foundation.