Nigerian to unveil ‘biggest’ statue of Jesus in Africa

So this an obedience to a perceived instruction or … just business! Na wa o.

jesus statueA Nigerian businessman is set to unveil what he says is Africa’s largest statue of Jesus, describing it as a symbol of peace in a country wracked by Islamist insurgency.

 Obinna Onuoha commissioned the 8.53 metre (28 foot) tall “Jesus de Greatest” statue in 2013, hiring a Chinese company to carve it out of white marble.

Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the 40 ton statue will tower over St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the mainly Christian village of Abajah in Nigeria’s southeastern state of Imo.

“It’s going to be the biggest statue of Jesus on the continent,” said Onuoha, the 43-year-old chief executive officer of an oil and gas distribution company.

Onuoha says he had a dream in 1997 to build a giant statue of Jesus.

Reactions to the statue are mixed.

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