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Religion of Monday, 15 November 2021


Anambra indigenes and residents task Soludo on infrastructure development

Governor- elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo Governor- elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo

Anambra indigenes and residents have tasked the Governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on the need to wipe away the tears of the people of the state and also shame critics when he assumes office.

This is just as foremost business man and oil mogul, Prince Arthur Eze has called for support from the people of the state for the governor-elect.

Most indigenes who are still basking in the euphoria of Soludo’s victory described him as a competent hand to handle the state’s compass.

A human rights lawyer, Barr Anthony Agbasiere in an open letter to Soludo, tasked him on the need to address the needs of the people, from infrastructure, employment, job provision, abolition of multiple taxation on poor traders and many more.

He said, “The divine sojourn has just begun. An era unfolds the brand new before us, one which has been entrusted to you to steer the ship of its affairs to our collective desired destination."

“Our minds are at peace and our hopes stand high because once again the compass that directs our sail is held by the chosen competent captain.

“There is a myriad of taxes placed on our people and these taxes have saddled on us a huge burden which has not only left so many of our people in economic stagnation but has also left many businesses nose-diving.

“We voted for you to look into this. Sir, the extortion of our market men and women, motorists, keke and okada riders by motor park agents (Agbero), police people and other uniform men or women is also part of the reasons why we voted you to address it squarely.

“The issue of unemployment and underemployment among the youths in this country is no news to you and Anambra youths are not left out. Many of our youths have resorted to the negative development of individual talents to make ends meet.

“The problem of unemployment and underemployment among the youths can be easily tackled by building companies and creating industries where this large number of youths of different levels of qualification can be employed or find themselves employed from the opportunities the existences of these industries would create,” Agbasiere pointed out.

Meanwhile, Eze, an industrialist and oil merchant, called on Anambra people to support Soludo.

Eze in a statement by his media adviser, Oliver Okpala also congratulated the former Central Bank Governor on his victory, saying all eyes would be on him, when he takes the seat of power in March 2022.

Eze said, “I congratulate Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo on his emergence as Governor-elect of Anambra State. I express joy at the outcome of the election which is the perfect realisation of a people’s longstanding wish and desire.

“I urge the people of the state to rally round Prof. Soludo to revamp the ailing sectors of Anambra, and I pray for uncanny wisdom and grace on him, to steer the affairs of the state,” Eze said.

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