The Imo State Government, has announced that Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will be in the State, on Thursday, for a two-day working visit, hosted by Governor Rochas Okorocha.
It added that a chieftaincy title will be conferred on her, and a road will be named after her in the State.
A statement in Owerri, by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, revealed that Sirleaf would also deliver a Lecture on “Women in politics”.
According to the release: “On arrival on Thursday, Mrs. Sirleaf would be taken to the Palace of Eze Imo, to be accorded the African way of receiving an august visitor like her, and the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri, will be expected to decorate her with a Chieftaincy title.
“Taking into account that she took over the leadership of Liberia soon after a bloody Civil War, and she has been able to sustain the peace of that country for ten years now.
“The following day being Friday, November 10, 2017, Mrs Sirleaf will then be at the Rochas Foundation College of Africa, where she will meet with the students, and also specifically interact with the Liberian students.

“And all these will help to instill confidence in the students, and brandish a juicy future for them.

After her outing to the College, the Liberian President will deliver a Lecture to Imo women, at the Imo International Convention Centre, IICC, and the topic will be ‘Women in Politics’.
“And the Lecture is structured to encourage women in the State, to develop an interest in leadership, especially when it is recalled that Mrs Sirleaf is the first female President of Africa.”

Recall that Governor Okorocha had last month suffered major backlash, for erecting the statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, in the South-East State, during his Presidential visit.


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