Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, will visit Owerri, the Imo State capital today, Thursday, November 9 as a guest of the Rochas Okorocha foundation.
This was announced by Uloma Nwosu, the Director General of Rochas Okorocha, adding that Johnson-Sirleaf was invited because she shared in the foundation’s ideal to focus attention on the plight of the homeless, orphaned, abandoned, abused and indigent African children.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Nwosu stated that Johnson-Sirleaf would, among other activities, pay a visit to the Rochas Foundation College of Africa, where she would interact with five Liberian children who are part of the pioneer students of the school.
She added that Johnson-Sirleaf would be conferred with the 2017 Imo Merit Award for her role in curbing the Ebola plague as well as attending to the needs and plight of millions of Liberian children.
The Director General expressed the hope that the visit would help in fostering unity, peace, and social integration on the continent.
Newsbreak.ng earlier reported that a monument of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf‘s statue is scheduled to be unveiled today by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Okorocha displayed Johnson-Sirleaf statue on his twitter handle, @GovernorRochas, saying that the Liberian leader would be honoured during her visit to Imo on November 9.
“The Liberia President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is set to arrive our dear Imo State for a two-day working visit on Thursday, 9 Nov. 2017,” Okorocha twitted.”
- Bright Bassey