The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Chukwuma Soludo has debunked claims of gold being discovered in the state he governs.
In a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime on Friday August 26, the governor described report of a gold reserve estimated to be over 20 million tonnes and worth over $900tn being discovered in Ehamufu, Anambra State, as false and misleading.
In the statement titled ‘Purported discovery of gold reserve of over 20 million tonnes worth over $900tn in Ehamufu, Anambra State’, Soludo urged the public to completely disregard the report.
Part of the statement reads, “The attention of the government of Anambra State has been drawn toa fictitious and fallacious write-up with the above heading which has been making the rounds in some social media handles.
“Ehamufu is not in Anambra State. Governor Chukwuma Soludo is not the Chairman of the South East Governors’ forum, neither did he brief newsmen of any meeting held by the forum or phantom discovery of gold reserves in Enamufu, Anambra State, as allegedly claimed by the writer(s).
“The general public is hereby advised to discountenance and disregard these claims as a figment of the writer’s imagination. The entire news item remains a mischievously cooked-up story with the clear intention to mislead the general public.
“For emphasis, the general public is again advised to completely disregard the news story and every material therein as a fake news item.”