His Royal Majesty, Igwe Oranu Chris Chidume, traditional ruler of Omor Kingdom in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State
- Says Soludo is a worthy successor
By Valentine Amanze
Anambra State monarch, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Oranu Chris Chidume (Eze Ana-Ukwu, Eze Igwulube of Omor Kingdom) in Ayamelum Local Government, has commended Governor Willie Obiano for the completion and commencement of commercial operations of the Anambra Cargo and Passenger Airport in Umueri.
He said that the people of Anambra were excited over the project, which had been approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The monarch, who gave the commendation, while chating with journalists, was also happy that an indigenous airline, Air Peace, would be the first to land in the airport.
He described Governor Obiano as a serial achiever, who also worked hard to ensure that Professor Charles Soludo, the Central Bank of Nigeria ex-governor, succeeded him.
“There is excitement and joy in the air over the airport. The people can now fly to Lagos and Abuja (and so on) from the state. This will boost the economic viability of the state.
“To crown it all, governor Obiano bequeathed to Anambra people a resourceful person in the person of Prof Charles Soludo as his successor. This is the greatest gift he has given to the people”, Chidume said.
He said that Soludo’s attributes were vocal and evident for people to see. His words: “Soludo is prudent, intelligent and resourceful and is an international figure which I believes will make him succeed and take Anambra economy to Eldorado.”
Besides, Igwe Chidume advised the governor-elect to run a lean government with professionals who are hungry to hit the ground running with policies and programmes that would transform the economy of the state to abundance of wealth.
The monarch sldo pledged his support for the government of the state, stressing that his believe in the prosperity of the people was demonstrated by the many investments he had made and willing to make in the state.
“I pledge my overwhelming support to Soludo and advise him to run a lean government to be manned by professionals. My believe in the state is being demonstrated by my investments.
“I am willing and ready to do more and to offer my support to the new government in the state. I am very happy and so excited at the future of the state”, he stressed.