My wife doesn’t have official cars — Soludo

Charles Soludo

Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo has said as part of ways of saving costs he does not receive salaries as governor while his wife has no official cars.

Prof Soludo stated this on Sunday during an interdenominational service at the International Convention Center, Awka, Anambra State capital to mark his second year in office.

“The resources available to the state today are a fraction of what it used to be. If you go by the purchasing power of money then, you will know that we have far less to spend. What we are doing is that we are managing what we have very well,” he said.

“I can tell you that I’m not getting salaries from the Anambra State Government. My wife, the first lady, does not have any official cars, she still drives my cars. We are cutting waste, and plugging loopholes.”

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Soludo said he would only borrow money for projects that will generate money to pay back the creditor.

Former secretary-general of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, who spoke at the event said: “I’m not surprised at what Soludo is doing in Anambra.

“Is it security, human capital development, social agenda or recognising and reordering the governance value system? What is most impressive about Soludo is that these things are not in the realm of hearsay, but projects we can see. I congratulate Soludo on his excellent performance in the last two years.”