Despite public outcry over the lavishing of scarce public funds on statues of people with no connection to Imo State, governor Rochas Okorocha appears undaunted as he announced on Tuesday that his government will erect three more statues.
Mr. Okorocha disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Owerri, the state capital
According to the governor, the statues placement is part of activities lined up to mark the 42nd anniversary of the state. He listed late Igbo legends, Sam Mbakwe, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Dr. Michael Okpara for special post-humous recognition.
The trio, whose statues would be erected, would be bestowed with the highest award of the state, he said.