Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has congratulated the newly sworn-in Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, Richard Olatunde, Akeredolu also congratulated Ndi Anambra for the peaceful transition to another administration.
The SGF chairman, who charged Soludo to brace up for the herculean job ahead, noted that the security and economic challenges in the Southern part of the country and the nation at large require joint efforts and unalloyed commitment.
He said, ”We rejoice with our brother Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo and we welcome him to the Southern Governors’ Forum. We are confident of his track records and his ability to provide the right leadership for the people of Anambra State.
“We look forward to his viable and rich contributions to the development of Southern Nigeria because his vast experience spanning the economy and human capital management is a great assset to behold. We have no doubt, therefore, that, he will deploy his wealth of experience for the good of our people.
“We are particularly enamoured by Governor Soludo’s palpable passion for home-grown economic growth through effective mobilisation of resources for development. For us in the SGF, a fresh and resourceful addition has berthed for the upholding of our ideals and common course.
“We are confident that owing to his background, Prof. Soludo will expend time and resources to justify the trust of the people of the state who freely gave him the mandate to lead them at this critical time.
“For us at the Southern Governors’ Forum, we see Prof. Soludo as a great asset that will further help drive our forum’s agenda, most especially on the economic well-being of our dear people. As a consummate economist, we look forward to drawing from his vast experience in finding a way out of the lingering socio-economic challenges that have pervaded the national space.