IN PICTURES: Ooni of Ife unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", tallest statue in Nigeria | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Ooni of Ife yesterday unveiled "Moremi Ajasoro", the tallest statue in Nigeria .It is 42 feet tall with 30 risers. It is the tallest statue in Nigeria and the 3rd tallest in Africa.


It is constructed right on the spot Moremi lived several centuries of years ago. It is 100 percent locally constructed by Nigerian engineers and youths sourced with sole Nigerian materials.

At 161 feet, African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal, is the tallest statue in Africa, then the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt which is 66 feet.

Moremi Ajasoro statue of Liberty in Ile- Ife , Nigeria at 42 feet is now the third tallest in Africa.

Ramesses II in Egypt at 30 feet, is the fourth tallest. Nelson Mandela Union Building in South Africa has a 28 feet statue and is the fifth tallest in the continent and Jesus Statue in Owerri Nigeria the fifth as well.

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