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Soludo: I Haven’t Received Any Salary in 2 years

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State says he is yet to receive any salary since he assumed office two years ago. Soludo disclosed this Sunday…

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State says he is yet to receive any salary since he assumed office two years ago.

Soludo disclosed this Sunday in Akwa, the state capital, during the celebration of two years anniversary of his administration.

He also said his wife, being the first lady of Anambra, does not have an official car.

“As I speak to you, I am not taking any salary, I am not paid any salary by the Anambra State government.”

“Even the First Lady of Anambra doesn’t have any official car, she still drives my personal vehicles,” Soludo said.

According to the governor, he had been deliberately executing the most austere measure of government ever by cutting costs and not borrowing.

He said: “Any governor, that comes floods you with offers for borrowing and so on and so forth, but we decided for the first two years to demonstrate something, capacity to do more with less.

“And so far as has been said, for two years, despite receiving about 25 per cent in real terms or in dollar terms of what was in the past, we have chosen deliberately not to borrow.

“I have been asked severally; ‘how do you do without borrowing and with the difficult circumstances?’ And my answer is that we are doing so because we are executing the most austere measure of government ever.”

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