Africa’s largest statue of Jesus was unveiled in the Imo state village of Abajah today.
The 8.53 metre (28 foot) tall “Jesus de Greatest” statue commissioned in 2013, was built by a Chinese company and carved in white marble.
Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the 40 ton statue towers over St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the village.
More than 100 priests and hundreds of Catholic worshippers attended the statue’s official unveiling today.
It was commissioned by Obinna Onuoha, a local businessman who hired a Chinese company to carve it and placed it in the grounds of a 2000-capacity church that he built in 2012.