ANAMBRA: Soludo Orders That No Money Should Be Spent On Party For His Inauguration.
Prof Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor-elect of Anambra State, has stated that his official vehicle as governor will be a locally built vehicle by Innoson Vehicle Motors (IVMs) as part of a drive to support local brands.
During his remarks to members of the inauguration committee, Soludo said this.
The governor-elect also claimed that the fact that he has been wearing indigenous fabrics known as Akwete is not a coincidence, claiming that it was done on purpose to support local brands and send a message.
He said: ” My Akwete dress is not just a dress, it’ s a statement. I want to make a statement with it. You know, in the entire South East, this is the only textile thing alive, and it’s handmade, by the women of Akwaete in Abia State.
” Igbo land is one and we must protect it. We want to bring back the zeal of patronizing our own. I have said it even during campaigns, and I meant it, that if I win, the official car of the governor of Anambra State will be an innoson vehicle.
” The dresses I will wear are those made in our place here. We must protect the things that are made in our place. Something is about to happen in Igboland, and together we will get there. “
Soludo stated that there will be no party to commemorate his swearing- in, and that no Kobo will be spent on it. He explained that the day was merely his first day at work, and that despite the fact that it was a weekend, he would work for eight hours.
” I have made a wish that not even one Kobo of Anambra People’ s money be spent on that swearing- in ceremony. It is a wish, and I mean it. What are we spending money on? Just a few people coming to the inauguration and witnessing it, then I will open office and get down to work immediately.
” I do not wish any event, dancers or players and all that. I just want to show up for work, like every first day of work. Though it is going to be a Friday, which is a weekend, I’ m going to work for over eight hours that day.
” No ceremony, no event, no party, nothing. Not even 10 Kobo will be spent. So the people who are saying N20 million has been budgeted should go and tell us where they will get that money. It is going to be work, work, work, and that is what we epitomize. “
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