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In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika which was sighted by The Eastern Updates on Friday, The governor stated that Soludo’s emergence as governor was epoch making.
He lauded the Aguata-born economist and former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria for his vision and promise of making Anambra a mega industrialised economy.
Okowa said Soludo was coming into government at a time the economy of the country was at an all-time low, and insecurity a major challenge in the country.
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He, however, expressed hope that the renowned Professor of Economics would use his wealth of experience to change the narrative in Anambra.
He expressed optimism of a greater cooperation between Delta and Anambra, adding that as neighbours, they had so much to share.
‘On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I congratulate my brother, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, and his deputy, Dr Onyeka Ibezim, on their assumption of office.
‘As neighbours, I look forward to greater cooperation and integration to make life meaningful for our people,’ Okowa said while wishing Soludo a successful term in office.
Meanwhile, The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the former Governor of the State, Willie Obiano has been arrested by The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The former governor was nabbed by the anti-graft agency on Thursday night at the Lagos International Airport, on his way out of the country.
The development came just a few hours after he handed over power to the new Governor of the State, Chukwuma Charles Soludo.
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