imo state christmas treeThe Imo state government has reportedly purchased a Christmas tree and put up decorations said to be worth 600 million naira, despite owing his people salaries of several months.

Governor Rochas Okorocha broke record by erecting the tallest Christmas tree in Nigeria.

Earlier this month, Okorocha reportedly approved N600 million for the Christmas tree and New Year decorations.

The tree and cost also generated controversy and sparked anger among Nigerians on social media.

A former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, reportedly joined in criticizing the governor for spending such huge sum of money on Christmas tree and decorations.

“It is ridiculous and indeed smacks of insensitivity for this government to spend over N600 million on decorations when families can no longer afford their meals and basic needs as a result of non-payment of salaries, pensions and other entitlements,” he noted.

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