Chukwuma Soludo, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Anambra, has said the state loses an average of N19.6 billion any day a sit-at-home order is observed.
Soludo, a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said this during a meeting with elders and stakeholders in the state on Saturday.
The professor of economics called on those behind killings and maiming in the state to have a rethink, stating that violence is not Anambra’s way of life.
“Anambra state economy loses an estimated sum of N19.6bn every time the sit-at-home directive is enforced in the state,” he said.
“I call on the people of the state to be watchful. I praise the outstanding achievements of Governor Willie Obiano who has delivered sustainable legacy projects to Ndi Anambra, including the Anambra International airport; the International convention centre, Awka and the Awka stadium.
“The governor has done well despite overseeing two recessions and the state suffering dwindling federal allocations.”