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Charles Soludo promotes local brands, Innoson motors and Akwate fabric



Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo

Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the governor-elect of Anambra state has announced his intention to promote local brands.

Starting with Innoson Vehicle Motors, Soludo said that his official vehicles will be made by the local brand.

The governor- elect stated this during his interaction with the members of his transition committee on Wednesday.

He also said that he has been intentionally wearing the local fabric, Akwete, to make a statement with it. He said this was a way to support and equally promote the fabric.

According to him, “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 Innoson motors.

“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 also said there would be no fanfare or party at his swearing-in ceremony. He affirmed that a kobo will not be spent for any festivities.

“I have made a wish that not even one Kobo of Anambra people’s money will 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 workday. Though it is going to be a Friday, which is the 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 N20million 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,” he added.

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