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The removal of subsidy and floating of the exchange rate are some of the disruptive changes Nigeria must go through, Anambra Governor Charles Soludo has said.

The Governor said this at the commissioning of the take-off centre of the Solution Innovation District (SID) in Awka, the state capital. 

Speaking in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation, Chinwe Okoli, Soludo asked youths to look up to opportunities in “these ongoing disruptive changes.”

He said: “The world may be going east or west, but Nigeria must go through necessary disruptive changes. The removal of subsidy and the floating of exchange rates are just some of the changes. It’s quite auspicious that we are opening this district at this critical time.


“Our greatest resource is our human capital, and we want to mine it to its infinite elasticity. Only those who can see tomorrow, who plan and work towards it can control the future. I asked our youths to look up to opportunities in these ongoing disruptive changes.

“In a digital age, human capital appreciates with continuous usage. We must keep on innovating and acquiring multiple scalable skills to control the future. So, we want the youths and children of Anambra to be prepared for this future- invention, innovation, and technology.


“We must focus on tomorrow. The old order is gone, so let’s not cry to bring it back. We are empowering and training our youths to control the future and become champions of the world.

“Technology is our mantra and must become our culture. The insignificant number of criminals that cause a nuisance in our society cannot define us.”


The Governor, at the commissioning ceremony, congratulated the 20,000 Anambra youths who recently participated in the initial training programme of the SID’s ‘LevelUp Anambra’ for acquiring various digital skills that would increase their capacity and chances of competing in global spaces.

The Governor stated that the SID was a sign of the state government’s commitment to developing Anambra youths, appreciating Microsoft and Wootlab Foundation for partnering with the State Government to make the programme a reality.


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