The Special Assistant to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Electronic Media, Dr. Ebere Nzeworji, has revealed the total cost of each of the statues of some African leaders erected in the state capital, Owerri.
Speaking on the cost incurred by the state government on the individual statue, the Governor’s aide noted that each statue cost between N400,000 and N500,000.
The statement comes in reaction to the report that the statue cost a total of N520 million each.
The Governor’s aide, while speaking during an interview with Peoples’ Voice at Darlying FM in Owerri said “it was not true that millions were spent on erecting statue.”
He added that the state government had taken delivery of new equipment for its Specialist Hospital and that 21 doctors were currently in the facility to deliver healthcare service to residents.
Speaking further, he added that out of the 27 hospitals built, only five had been handed over to the military as specialist health institutions.