The youths in Imo state under the coalition of the Ohanaeze Youths Council, OYC on Sunday 29th October have called on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state to justify the erection of Jacob Zuma’s statue in the State when civil servants were being owed salaries.
Making this known in a statement made in Owerri the body’s National Publicity Secretary of OYC, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, said the resources could have been channelled into paying the state’s workers.
He further ascertained that the erection of Zuma statue could amount to defiling the land.
“The Ohanaeze Youths Council notes that Governor Rochas Okorocha has demonstrated a high level of administrative prodigality. This is wasting the economy of Imo people, at a time, the civil servants are starving due to lack of payment of salaries. No reasonable government will waste such money and watch her workers go hungry.
“Over N500 million was used while the workers and pensioners in the state are living in abject poverty. Mr Zuma’s statue, a man facing over 120 court charges on corruption, is an attempt to deconsecrate the land of Igbo.”