Cee Cee Soludo is the solution; the triumph over adversity, happiness over sadness and plenty over want. He is the people’s choice for the November 6, 2021 Anambra Governorship Election. His, has been a life of total devotion to improving the lives of the masses, especially through well thought out public policies and hugely unadvertised personal social investments in education, health and empowerment.
It is not for nothing they call him Charlie Nwamgbafor. He wore the shoes of poverty and he knows where it pinches. Through education and other personal exertions, he smashed the glass ceiling and broke away from the vicious grip of poverty.
Unlike many, he does not undertake opportunistic philanthropy as a way of giving back to society. He uses mass oriented public policies to improve the lot of the masses. How?
He simply seeks Solutions and creates opportunities, something akin to teaching people how to fish, so that on their own, they can consistently put food on the table. Now, come with us for two illustrations.
Microfinance banks are conceived and designed to help small scale businesses have access to funds, so they can grow and employ more people. Soludo licenced over 1,000 of such banks during his tenure at the apex bank to spurn economic development at that level. Many of these microfinance banks are in the South East, particularly in Anambra State, where they have been supporting small scale ventures to expand their operations in addition to creating direct and indirect jobs.
Related to the foregoing is the reformation of the banking system that made the banks stronger, more reliable, bigger and safer such that the deposits of long suffering Nigerian masses have since remained safe. He didn’t leave behind, the rich and powerful group who he empowered through greater access to credits to become billionaires. Many of them are within us here in Anambra, but this is a topic for another day.
In the same vein, he also licenced over 1,000 Bureau de Change (BDC) operators, and each got allocation of thousands of US dollars per week. He opened opportunities for our people in that segment. Thousands of traders and travellers now have easy access to foreign exchange.
So, when you hear him assure that he will create 1,000 youth millionaires yearly and that he will make Anambra State an oasis of prosperity, you better believe him. Yes, this is his natural turf and he has done it over and over again. He will do more for Ndi Anambra.
Now, be of good cheer and do the needful on June 23 and November 6, 2021.
Joe C. Anatune
Anatune writes from Awa