Former Governor of Anambra State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has expressed confidence in the abilities of Governor Charles Soludo.
Soludo was sworn-in on Thursday as the fifth democratic governor of Anambra State, Best News Network recalls.
Speaking with journalists after attending the swearing-in ceremony, Mr. Obi said he is confident Governor Soludo would bring his knowledge and experience as an economist to bear on the state’s economy and cause positive change.
Obi also promised to contribute his quota in ensuring further development of the state, stressing that he believes the new governor has great plans for Anambra based on the content and promises from his inaugural speech.
He said, “Anambra will witness economic growth and accelerated development, given Soludo’s antecedents as a renowned economist who has been consulting for financial institutions in Africa and beyond.
“I am always in anywhere or place where discussions on how to build Anambra or Nigeria is discussed. I am happy to build Anambra State as the light of the nation.”
On his takeaway from the Governor’s speech, Obi said he believes Soludo will transform the state and impact the poor by bringing them out of poverty.
“He is committed to ensuring that our children are in school, providing security and uplifting the poor. He will build on anything he has in his agenda to bring people out of poverty,” Obi said.
Best News Network understands Thursday is the first time Obi will return to the government house since leaving office eight years ago.
Meanwhile, Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has announced the appointment of Professor Osita Chukwulobelu as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Best News Network reports that this is coming barely six hours after his inauguration on Thursday. The new appoints were announced by Soludo’s spokesperson, Joe Anatune.
Those appointed are: Professor Osita Chukwulobelu as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG); Dr Chukwudi Okoli as the Accountant General; and Chinedu Nwoye as Deputy Chief Of Staff/State Chief of Protocol.