- Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the newly sworn-in governor of Anambra state, has spoken on how his inaugural ceremony was funded
- The 6th democratically elected governor of the southeast state on Thursday, March 17, said he had insisted that the ceremony will not cost the state a dime
- Promising Anambrarians of his efforts to make them proud each day, Soludo said funds for the event came from his pocket
Akwa, Anambra - The new governor of Anambra, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on Thursday, March 17, promised the people of the state that he will do his utmost to make them proud.
Governor Soludo made this promise shortly after he was sworn-in as the 6th democratically elected governor of the southeast state, Premium Times reports.
In his address, the governor stated that there is no time for celebration and that he did not spend a kobo from the state's treasury on the inaugural ceremony; he claimed the chairs and canopies used for the occasion were paid for personally.
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“As I repeatedly promised, I will work hard every day to make Anambra proud."
"I insisted that this event must not cost the government of Anambra one Kobo and it has not. Even the little refreshment and canopies here were all paid for, personally. And again, today, my first day at work, there is no need for celebration."
The governor who thanked his predecessor, Willie Obiano, and APGA for their immense support, vowed to forward the list of the nominees for the commissioners to the state House of Assembly in seven days.
Read Soludo's full inaugural address in his Facebook post below:
Soludo makes first statement after trade of slaps between Bianca Ojukwu, Willie Obiano's wife
Soludo, on Thursday, March 17, expressed worry over the exchange of words and slaps between the wife of the outgoing governor, Ebele Obiano and Bianca Ojukwu.
Speaking minutes after the incident occurred, Soludo who had concentrated on signing his swearing-in document said those who want to leave are free to do so.
The documents were signed by Soludo before the presence of the chief judge of Anambra state, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu and other residents of the state present.