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
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.
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