The recent unveiling of a statue in honour of South African President, Jacob Zuma has continued to attract condemnation from Nigerians.
The United Labour Congress of Nigeria is currently seeking that the statue be brought down immediately.
In a statement, the Labour union disclosed that the statue is disparaging and embarrassing to Nigerians because Zuma has not done anything to Nigeria let alone Imo state to deserve such honour.
The statement in part reads, “We are not against honouring great men and women who have contributed positively to the development of the state to encourage them to do more but we know that whatever must have informed the choice of Jacob Zuma at this time must be everything but altruistic and patriotism. “How he became a Nigerian or Imo State champion cannot be explained and beats our imagination. Zuma is not a Nigerian patriot, contributed nothing to the Nigerian project and the Imo State effort at development. He is not Shehu Shagari, Sam Mbakwe, Awolowo or Zik of Africa; either is he any of those patriots from Imo State or other parts of Nigeria who are well-deserving of such honour and who have not been honoured. He definitely does not deserve a statue in Imo State talk less of naming a street after him.”