The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor,Chukwuma Soludo,has been sworn in as the governor of Anambra state.
The swearing-in took place at the state government house on Thursday,March 17,2022.
Soludo was the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), candidate in the November guber elections held in Anambra state ,where he won with 112,229 votes.
Soludo took the oath of office alongside Onyeka Ibezim, his deputy at the low-key event.
The former CBN governor takes over from Willie Obiano whose eight-year tenure elapsed on Thursday.
Obiano had, on Wednesday evening, formally handed over official documents to Soludo, and conducted him round offices in the government house.
In his inaugural speech, Soludo promised to hit the ground running, saying some key members of his government will be announced in a few hours.
“Today is my first day at work. I just reported for duty at 8:55 am to be precise and will work for at least eight hours today,” the newly-sworn in governor said.
“We had more than a month since the election to celebrate our historic victory. Now is the time to work and there is no minute or kobo to waste in funfair. In a few minutes, I will announce some of the principal officers of my administration and commence with serious meetings of the Anambra Security Council followed by a meeting with the permanent secretaries, a meeting on Okpoko, and with my Strategy, Execution, and Evaluation (SEE) team.”
“Within the next few weeks, the list of commissioners will be laid before the House of Assembly,” the Aguata-born economist, added.
“God ordained this moment and we are grateful to Him and to you all for the privilege to serve you. Dr Ibezim and I will work very hard every day to make you proud.”