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No resident will get up to N2,500 if we share Anambra’s revenue – Soludo

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has said that no resident will receive up to N2,500 if the state’s monthly revenues are to be shared.

Soludo said this while speaking at The Platform, a programme by Lagos-based church, Covenant Nation, to mark the 2024 Democracy Day on Wednesday, June 12.

He emphasised that he shares the pains of Nigerians in these difficult times.

He said: “As a person, for example, I deeply feel the pains of Nigerians at these challenging times especially the over 100 million Nigerians who are multidimensionally poor. Times are hard.”

“Sometimes, I just wish that I can give every resident of Anambra maybe a million naira each to ameliorate the hardship that we have, but the reality is that if we get our entire revenue in a month, both from FAAC and from our IGR and put it on the table, call all our estimated 8.5 million residents and share it, nobody will get up to N2,500.”

Soludo lamented that it is from the same money that can’t go around for N2,500 each that he will still have to pay salaries, gratuities, build roads, and invest in health and education among others.

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