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Barely a week in office, Gov. Soludo raises alarm, says state finance is in jeopardy

Barely a week after officially resuming office as Anambra State Governor, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has raised alarm over the state of economy of Anambra, saying it is in a “bad shape”.

Soludo said this during an interview with Arise TV on Tuesday, adding that his predecessor, Willie Obiano, had left a meagre sum of between N300 and N400 million in the state coffers.

He however, claimed he inherited a whopping debt running to hundreds of billions of naira, from the previous government.

Soludo, who once served as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), further expressed worry concerning this ugly development, saying “the state finance is in bad shape” and in dire need of restoration.

Following this shocking revelation, Ndi Anambra have taken to social media to criticize the former governor, who is currently under the EFCC detention, over allegations bordering on fraud and financial impropriety, during his tenure as governor of Anambra state.

Willie Obiano, former governor of Anambra was arrested by the anti-graft agency, on Thursday, March 17, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and was later granted administrative bail after 5 days.