Governor Rochas Okorocha has come under severe criticism for erecting a statue in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Owerri, Imo state capital.
The governor unveiled the statue in the presence of the South African president and other dignitaries in a ceremony.
It was alleged that the statue costs N520 million to construct although this has not been verified or confirmed by the state government.
Governor Okorocha also named a road after Zuma and also honoured him with a chieftaincy title.
Nigerians took to social media to unleash tirade of criticism against the Imo governor with many pointing out that the South African president was being indicted for corruption in Imo.
Many accused the governor of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians pointing out that Nigerians in South Africa were being attacked regularly.
Meanwhile, after allegedly suffering brutalization at the hands of policemen, at least five Nigerians landed in the hospital in South Africa, NAN reports.
The unfortunate development was made public on Thursday, October 12, by the president of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo.