Stay away if you want to party - Soludo *Says, I'll seek the best even from Pakistan

Posted by Editor | 21 January 2022, 03:42am | 548


For those warming up for merriment and drinking binges, at the expense of Anambra State, they should banish the thought as the new sheriff in town, Charles Chukwuma Soludo is warning that it would not be business as usual.

Soludo, Governor-Elect, said on Thursday, his government, would not entertain any form of merriment or jamboree, starting with his inauguration on March, 17, which he said would be devoid of any form of fanfare during his inauguration on March 17.

Opponents of the incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano, had variously excoriated to embarking on wastage of Anambra money on excesses, including exotic wines and spirits, which accounted for low productivity and lack of seriousness in government.

Apart from banishing any sort of official revelling, Soludo said on Thursday that he would adopt an open governance model that would guarantee transparency and accountability to Ndi Anambra; insisting that his administration would not waste the state’s resources on jamborees.

Using the inauguration of his 80-man transition committee headed by former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili at Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, to pass his message, Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said that he would hit the ground running right from his inauguration ground.

“I’ll move from the inauguration venue to his office and from there to the slums in Onitsha and environs particularly Okpoko community where he plans to clean up. Those who would be appointed into the government must be ready to work as there is no time to waste.

“I’m determined to revamp Anambra’s economy and place the state on the global map. I’ll be heading to Okpoko immediately after the inauguration. I’ll put in eight hours of work immediately after the inauguration. Don’t expect fanfare because it won’t take place.”

Soludo promised to finish the works started by Obiano and then initiate new ones, adding that he would source for competent hands that would help to develop the state irrespective of where they come from.

“If a Pakistani will give us 24 hours of electricity, I will bring him and make him commissioner for utilities. What the people care about is the services they get and not necessarily who did it. We want to get good results here. What matters is the result. Accountability is a must here”, Soludo declared.





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