Anambra Governor Soludo Explains How Insecurity Can End in Southeast, His Contribution
- The growing level of insecurity in the southeast region has become a thing of worry to the new governor of Anambra state
- Charles Soludo said he will ensure that everything right is done to end the violence and killings perpetrated by hoodlums in the region
- Soludo also committed to joining forces with governors of other states of the southeast to meet the needs of the people and put a stop to the insecurity ravaging Igboland
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The governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo, has expressed worry over the spate of violence and killings in the southeast.
During his inaugural ceremony, the governor said the level of insecurity created by hoodlums is one thing that must be tackled for the state to develop as it should.
Vanguard reported that Soludo warned that the current trajectory in the region is a road to desolation and that the politicians fueling the insecurity in the southeast should know that they are "riding a tiger".
Declaring his readiness to join in the task to end insecurity in the region, Soludo said securing the Igboland is a collective responsibility and he would be working with other governors in the southeast to do so.
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He called on those who have been perpetuating one form of violence, crime or the other and those who are hiding in the forest to surrender their arms and work together with his government for rehabilitation and empowerment.
According to the governor, these steps would enable these groups of people to contribute positively to the peace and prosperity of Igboland.
Negative effects of sit-at-home in the southeast
The Punch reports that while frowning at the weekly Monday sit-at-home in the region, Soludo warned since the arrangement has been hijacked by hoodlums from the Indigenous People of Biafra, there is a need for a rethink following its effect on households and businesses in the southeast.
“Due to the protracted breakdown of law and order, businesses are relocating outside Igbo land, with growing unemployment, and traders who used to come to shop in Onitsha, Aba etc are going elsewhere.
"Who is losing? By forcing our children, the future of Igbo land, to stay at home instead of being in school, while even the critically sick people, including pregnant women, cannot go to the hospital, we harm our future."
“I hereby challenge any of the disparate groups that claim that it is not part of the senseless killings and kidnappings to step out and show leadership by joining hands with us to do something about it."
Work begins for Soludo as Obiano hands over, gives tour of Anambra Government House
Chief Willie Obaino has handed over power to Anambra state's governor-elect Charles Chukwuma Soludo
The handover ceremony took place on Wednesday, March 16, at the Anambra state's Government House.
The event followed the relief of duty of all appointed officers in Anambra state by the outgoing governor.
Hours after his swearing-in ceremony, Soludo makes first promise as Anambra governor
Professor Charles Soludo has said that he will roll out the list of his cabinet members within one week of assuming office as governor of Anambra state.
The governor made this declaration during his inauguration ceremony which took place at the Government House on Thursday, March 17.
According to Soludo, there is no time to waste as work is to begin for him immediately as the new governor of the state.