By Enyim Enyim
Onitsha – Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo has advised the people of Anambra state to embrace the vision 2030 project, AMBRA, enunciated by the League of Anambra State Professionals (LAP) for the development of the state.
Soludo gave the advice at a reception organised by LAP for his home coming, after serving as the Governor of Central Bank forÂ four years.
The former CBN Governor, who had written a book on the project aimed at turning Anambra to African Taiwan in the year 2030, said it was time the people of the state pulled their resources together towards realising the goal.
He said the project when completed would not only attract investors to the state but give employment to tertiary institutions graduates from the state, who are today roaming the streets in search of white collar jobs after many years of graduating from their respective institutions.
â€œToday,Â I am associating myself with the LAP in its vision for Anambra African Taiwan in 2030 and I enjoin all well meaning Anambrarians to join this laudable project, which will make us regain our rightful position in the countryâ€, he said.
Thanking God for enabling him serve the country as the CBN Governor successfully, Soludo also thanked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for deeming him fit to serve in that capacity as well as Nigerian for their support while he was in office.
Governor of Anambra state, who spoke at the occasion praised Soludo for making the Igbon race proud while he served as Governor of the CBN and enjoined Nigerians, who may find themselves in such exalted position to emulate Soludo.
Others who spoke at the event, including the former chairman of the Union Bank, Kalu Kalu, Governor of Abia state, Chief T.A. Orji, and Special Adviser to the president on Economic Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Egboka described Soludo as a true Igbo man, who within a very short time turned around the financial institutions in the country.
President of LAP, Dr Ndi Onuekwusi noted that Soludo was an epitome, adding that he had built a solid platform for the growth and development of modern banking in the country.
He advised Ndi Igbo to play politics without bitterness, saying that it had contributed to the underdevelopment of the state that should be the envy of the nation.