By Christian ABURIME
The month of July remains a significant month in the Gregorian calendar. It is the month of birth of most outstanding world greats. It is also the month of birth of Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, Governor of Anambra State.
Soludo set forth at dawn on March 17, 2022 as the 6th democratically elected governor of Anambra State. One of his outstanding qualities as he pilot the affairs of Anambra State is his honesty and genuineness.
He has told the story as it is without deceiving anyone. He has also remained “single-minded”. Irrevocably committed to his words and promises he made to Ndi Anambra. His words are his bond, his promise a debt. He walks the talk and the results are manifesting.
Soludo is a bold and courageous leader with a heart of compassion for the down-trodden. A man who will never spend a kobo of Anambra State money without asking how it will benefit the common man on the street. How it will impact positively on the lives of Ndi Anambra or what the people stands to gain. These are the hallmarks of a people’s leader which Soludo eminently represents
As Governor of Anambra State and in just 100 days, Soludo has turn around the tables. Aside his modest and humble life style, Soludo has radically redefined governance in Anambra State in every sense of the word. He has demystified governance, making it simple, trendy, nimble and interesting
He came on board and has gradually restored security, law and order in the State. He declared zero tolerance for criminality and drug abuse. Boldly took the war to criminals masquerading as agitators in Anambra State. A breath of fresh air has been injected into the state. Ndi Anambra are beginning to feel a sense of security and sanity in the state.
He has successfully deployed direct Labour Intervention to rebuild the washout section of Onitsha-Enugu Federal Highway opposite Chisco Park at Onitsha as well as the Amansea section of the Enugu Onitsha Federal High way ( entry section of Anambra),
He embarked on the de-silting of 1km of the Obodoukwu road, Okpoko to Idemili River end of the Sakamori storm water discharge. These are areas that have been long abandoned
He rehabilitated the water facilities at the State Secretariat for civil servants. Interestingly this Secretariat has not had water running in the offices for over eight years.
He has also successfully launched the Agro-economic transformation hinged on Regenerative Agricultural Systems along the oil-palm and coconut value chains with the target of planting one million seedlings per annum
Within a short period of assuming office as the 6th democratically elected governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo has totally redefined governance in Anambra State. And Ndi Anambra are feeling the positive vibes from Soludo’s peoples oriented government. As he clocks 62 years, we join the people of Anambra, family members and well-wishers to wish him many more years of glorious and excellent services to his fatherland and humanity