PHOTOS: South African President Jacob Zuma arrives Imo State
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma arrived Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Friday for a 2-day visit.
He arrived Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport at exactly 7.10 pm and was received on arrival by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Rochas Okorocha.
They went straight to the Palace of the Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, where Mr. Zuma was received in Igbo Traditional way.
President Zuma said he was in the State for collaboration between his Foundation and Rochas Foundation College of Africa to cater for the less priviledged children in Africa.
Obasanjo is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Rochas Foundation College of Africa.
The South African Presidency on Friday said President Zuma traveled to Nigeria to strengthen socio-economic relations and further deepen existing cooperation in the field of education.
During the visit, the President is expected to visit the Rochas Foundation and Hall of Fame, as well as address a number of stakeholders in Imo State, including business and traditional leaders.
The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Okorocha, will also confer on President Zuma the Imo Merit Award.
President Zuma will proceed to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday, where, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), he will hold discussions with President Joseph Kabila Kabange on the issues of peace and security in the Great Lakes region, particularly the situation in the DRC.