Almost immediately after the uncovering of the statue, Mr. Zuma was on Friday crowned with a conventional title of Ochiagha Imo, by Eze Imo, Samuel Ohiri. Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, issued the title authentication.
In an announcement, Gov. Okorocha said the respect was presented on President Zuma for his affection for Education.
The honor comes a couple of days after another Nigerian, Jelili Omoyele, a 35-year-old, was killed in South Africa. This current advancement has made differing responses through the social media
However a blogger, Japheth Omojuwa, had shared photos of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers with Real Madrid stars Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo and captioned it: “How long before Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos get their own statues?”
In the screenshot circulating on social media, the verified @GovernorRochas handle quoted the tweet and wrote: “You are very stupid.”
The governor has been criticised since he unveiled a statue in honour of South African President Jacob Zuma in Owerri on Saturday.
Asides the mammoth statue, Mr. Okorocha also named a road after Mr. Zuma.
The governor has, however, said he didn’t put out the tweet, adding that the image being circulated is the product of Photoshop. Mr. Omojuwa also responded to the governor’s rebuttal describing it as a lie.