THE immediate past governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, was applauded for his role in sanitising the nationâ€™s banking sector by eminent Nigerians who converged at a forum organised in his honour by the League of Anambra Professionals (LAP) in Enugu.
Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who led the professionals at the event, said Soludoâ€™s legacy in the banking and financial sector of the country would continue to be emulated by all, just as he added that it was an eloquent testimony to the managerial ability of the people of the state.
Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, said the name Soludo was synonymous with â€œpacesetter,â€ stressing that his era ended the frequent distress in the banking sector. A former Economic Adviser to the former President Olusegun Obasanjo administration, Prof. Osita Ogbu, noted that celebrating Soludo was â€œcelebration of character, hardwork, value and leadership, asking the people of the state to use the occasion to ensure peace in the state.
Special Adviser to President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua on Petroleum Matters, Prof. Emmanuel Egboga, who chaired the occasion, described Soludo as one of the best the country has so far produced. Soludo Anambrans for the honour, Obasanjo and Yarâ€™Adua for the opportunity giving to him to serve. He said he was more elated by the fact that Nigerians were happy with his contributions.
He reiterated his position that the country remains one of the greatest economies of the world, stressing that with the right policies it would offer leadership beyond the shores of Africa .
He called on the people of the country to continue to give support to federal government policies as well as eschew corruption which he noted has become the greatest bane of development of the nation.
At the occasion were traditional rulers from Anambra State , captains of industry as well as religious leaders drawn from various parts of the South East.