The name that comes to mind when the next in-coming administration of Anambra State is mentioned is Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria who won the just concluded governorship election in the state. Well, if the saying that behind every successful man there is a woman, holds true, then there is a name you may not have heard of but would feature prominently in the next administration of Anambra State. That is Nonye Soludo, wife of the in-coming governor and the next first lady of the state.
Nonye is 51 years old and is an indigene of Aguata LGA of Anambra. She has what might be described as above-average educational qualifications: a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Westminster, London.
Nonye may not be as extensively enterprising as her husband, but she is not a domestic, full time house wife at all. She is reported to be the CEO of Healthy Living Foods Ltd, the establishment behind the better known Royal Foods.
Nonye is also believed to have some respectable stake in the real estate sector. She is the top figure in the privately-owned Charles Frances Properties. Thus, even after bearing six children for Soludo, Nonye is still up and doing.
Chukwuma and Nonye Soludo are have gone from being the Central Bank family to being the Number One family in Anambra. These are names that will feature prominently as household names in Anambra state from now on.