Soludo @60: SSM fetes motherless babies


…As support groups gift 5-year endowment to UNIZIK, COOU

In the spirit of the 60th birthday celebration of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, friends of the former apex bank governor, under the aegis of Soludo Solution Movement (SSM), Tuesday marked the birthday with the inmates of the Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs’ Orphanage, Ifite Awka.

Speaking during the visit, the National Coordinator, Hon. Jude Umunnakwe, said the group was celebrating with the inmates, in line with the demand of Soludo, that  his friends should not spend money throwing expensive parties; but should spend such money on the less privileged.

He said: “We are here to celebrate with children in this orphanage, in line with the desire of our friend and principal, Prof. Charles Soludo, who demands that his friends should not throw expensive parties, but should spend on the less privileged.

“Soludo’s 60th birthday is special to us, because, we are celebrating with special people. Prayers of children come to God very quickly and it is our belief that God, through the prayers of these children and other men and women of goodwill, will bless Soludo in his endeavours.”

While handing over gift items to the orphanage on behalf of the group, Umunnakwe urged the children to strive to emulate the virtue of the ex-apex bank governor, Prof. Soludo, who he said, led a life of excellence.

Meanwhile, as part of activities marking the birthday celebration of Prof. Soludo and in line with the request of the celebrant, heads of pro Soludo groups in Anambra, led by Chief Jude Emecheta,  have come together to gift a 5 year endowment to the departments of Economics of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam.

The endowment, Emecheta said, is targeted at celebrating best graduating students of Economics in both schools.

“The endowment is an affirmation of the core principles of Prof. Charles Soludo, whose life typifies hard work and excellence,” Emecheta said.

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