By Ononye VC
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo as a man of exceptional qualities and a blessing to Nigeria

The former president made this remark while making a speech at the maiden symposium of the Emeka Anyaoku Institute for International Studies held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State on March 8, 2022

President Obasanjo who was the chairman of the event used the auspicious occasion to extol Prof Soludo’s exceptional abilities.

Soludo had previously served under Obasanjo’s government when he was President of Nigeria. Speaking furthermore, Obasanjo remarked that Soludo was more than a Governor-elect whose abilities were exceptional

He said his exceptional qualities and his remarkable performances as his former Chief Economic Adviser and Central Bank Governor during his administration as President of Nigeria were outstanding and extra-ordinary

To bring home his point, Obasanjo told the audience that when he appointed Soludo as the Central Bank Governor, some critics came to him querying why he appointed a non-banker as CBN Governor. The critics said Soludo would fail in the assignment as a non-banker. Obasanjo said he replied by telling the critics if Soludo was going to fail or succeed his performance will determine it.

Obasanjo said years after, the same critics came back to commend him, saying his appointment of Soludo as CBN Governor was the best appointment he made as President of Nigeria

Prof Soludo who is the Governor-elect of Anambra is expected to be sworn in by March 17, 2022 as the next governor of the State.

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