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Anambra Loses N19.6bn Every Sit-at-Home, Says Soludo

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Former Central Bank Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has said the state loses N19.6billion every day it is locked down.

Soludo stated this at an enlarged meeting with Anambra State elders and stakeholders’ forum, and forum of heads of broadcast media stations in Anambra State.

He called on the people spilling blood in the state to have a re-think as such actions did not define who Anambra people were.

‘Anambra State economy loses an estimated sum of N19.6Billion every time the sit-at-home

directive is enforced in the state.

‘Such actions do not define who we are. That is why we are calling on those responsible to stop because we are hurting ourselves,’ he said.

Professor Soludo, while calling on Ndi Anambra to be watchful, praised Governor Willie Obiano for what he called outstanding achievements.

‘Governor Willie Obiano has delivered sustainable legacy projects to Ndi Anambra, including the Anambra International Airport, the International Conference Centre, Awka and the Awka Stadium,’ he said, insisting that the governor had done well despite overseeing two recessions and the state suffering dwindling federal allocations.