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Anambra elites laud Soludo’s inauguration



THE President General, Orumba South Development Union, Steve Ibenta has called on the people of the state at home and in the diaspora to give their unalloyed support to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to implement his far sighted strategies.

  Professor Ibenta in a press statement on the inauguration of the Soludo administration, made special reference to notable industrialists, entrepreneurs to partner with the government to achieve the much desired rapid economic transformation of the state.

According to the Professor of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences, NnamdiAzikiwe University, Awka issues such as general and technological education, urban and community planning, comprehensive development masterplan for the entire local government areas etc need to be addressed to move the state to greater heights.

  On his part, the Chairman of Akpu village in Dunukofia Local Government Area and a former Awka zonal Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Johnson Ezedinachi expressed delight in Governor Soludo’s dissolution of all forms of illegal levy collections in markets and parks in the state and expects his administration to ensure that all sectors of the economy are given equal attention.

  Dr. Ezedinachi made  special reference to security where he urged that efforts be made to consolidate on the security architecture put in place by the immediate past Obiano administration.

  In his solidarity message, the traditional ruler of Umuawulu, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Joel Egwuonwu commended Governor Soludo for plugging the loophole where the finances of the state are siphoned and expects that all hands will be on deck to support his vision clearly spelt out in his inaugural address.

  Igwe Egwuonwu urged that the governor should aim at overhauling all sectors of the economy with a view to achieving zero tolerance in corruption, loyalty among workers, sycophancy, siphoning of public funds etc.

  The Royal Father expressed optimism that Governor Soludo given his appreciable track record as former CBN governor, will replicate his achievements as the 6th elected executive Governor of Anambra State.

   In a related development, the Executive Secretary Local Government Staff Pensions Board, Gloria Obiorah-Ibezim on behalf of the management and staff of the board and his deputy Dr. Onyekachi Ibezim paid glowing tribute to Governor Chukwuma Soludo on their successful inauguration.

  Mrs. Obiorah-Ibezim wished them the best as they pilot the affairs of the state and urged their administration to ensure the payment of the arrears of gratuities owed to retirees of the local government and primary school teachers.

  On their part, the Anambra State Chairperson, league of Women voters Dr. Mrs. Ego Uzoezie urged Governor Soludo to give priority to the issue of security and other vital sectors of the economy, while a former chancellor of the Awka Catholic Diocese, Very Reverend Monsignor John Paul Nzomiwu urged Professor Soludo to follow his political manifesto religiously to succeed.

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