First 100 days were “bumpy,” according to Governor Soludo. – TrendyNewsReporters

First 100 days were “bumpy,” according to Governor Soludo.

by Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr

The governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, described his first 100 days in office as very “bumpy,” saying that since his inauguration on March 17, the war against insecurity has taken precedence over all of his administration’s objectives.

As the state’s governor, he asserted, he hoped for better times.

Soludo told the public that he would uphold all of his promises to them during a news conference on Saturday to mark his first 100 days in office.

The governor reiterated to the people that he was unfazed by the challenges since he had submitted a complete application for the post of leading Anambra.

Soludo said, “I am not a fan of marking 100 days in office. I prefer to give you an annual report and we look forward to the first one in March next year. The last 100 days have been very bumpy and challenging. It has been a case of so far, so bumpy, but so good. Every day, we work 24 hours to ensure that we do not disappoint you. We have resolved that we must do that to make you happy and proud.”

“I remind everyone who wants to commiserate with me that I duly applied for this job. We have launched a campaign to restore our homeland. Most people can attest that the grave insecurity is gradually being contained and we remain undaunted. Even as I speak to you now, something is going on in various communities in Anambra State.”

To address the issues his government and the state’s governance institutions were facing, the governor specifically lamented the alarming zero oil revenue.

“The last 100 days have been bumpy and challenging as expected with insecurity and red treasury being the most impossible. Since February 2022, the contribution of oil revenue from the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited to the federation account has been zero and many states have difficulty paying salaries.

“The declining revenue and the context of insecurity and over N20 billion in the areas of gratuity to pensioners since 2018 as well as the sky-high expectations from you, our employers are then inevitable.

“We have spent the last 100 days addressing some key foundational issues, part of which are to make some key appointments, mobilise the people of the state to take back the state from criminals, domestic and comprehensive attack on criminals, reverse the 2022 budget, declaration of a state of emergency on roads and traffic and preparation to commission over 220 kilometres of road constructions,” the governor further clarified.


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