The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has highlighted that the erection of a statue in her honour in Imo will inspire young girls and women in the continent to reach their potentials.
She made the remark while delivering a lecture on the topic “Women in Politics” at the International Convention Centre Owerri adding that as a continent Africa has some good reasons to celebrate.
The statue was unveiled after the lecture.
“We can achieve our dreams. We can stand tall among the many women of the world in providing the kind of exemplary leadership that will lift us up to stand, as I stand representing women,” Sirleaf said.
While unveiling the statue, the Governor, Rochas Okorocha said Sirleaf has done Africa in particular proud and the world at large, stressing that the Liberian President deserves every honour because she has remained a woman of inspiration.