The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has urged Ndi Anambra to be united in insisting that the federal government meets its minimum obligations to Ndi Anambra by quickly completing the second Niger Bridge, make Onitsha Sea Port functional, dualise the Anambra West-Lokoja Road as well as fix the federal highways in the state speedily, grant all approvals for the Anambra Cargo Airport and contribute to it.
Soludo gave this charge at the weekend when he delivered a lecture titled: ‘Anambra: an Emerging Start-Up State and Our Collective Challenge’ to mark the third year anniversary of His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano, at the Governor’s Lodge, Awka.
He said that Obiano has done tremendously well in the governance of the state and that it requires concerted effort to make the dream of a mightier Anambra a reality.
He also said the state is great economically as a result of giant strides of successive APGA governments in the state, adding that it is proper for all Anambrarians to join hands to make the state greater.
“Anambra is the 4th largest economy after Lagos, Abuja and Rivers and all these have international airports. Anambra can become one integrated free trade zone with dry port facility. These and more should be the template against which we hold our elected members of the National Assembly accountable”, he said.