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Charles Chukwuma Soludo: Biography and Net Worth of Anambra Governor

Charles Chukwuma Soludo ( Anambra Governor )
Charles Chukwuma Soludo ( Anambra Governor )

The name Charles Chukwuma Soludo is probably familiar to anyone who follows Nigerian politics.

Charles Chukwuma Soludo is a famous Nigerian economist who was once governor of the Nigerian Central Bank.

The following article informs you about some of the interesting facts about Charles Chukwuma Soludo.

Real name Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR
Date of birth 28 July 1960
Country of Origin Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nickname Dr. Soludo
Occupation economists
Net worth ₦2.3 billion – $5 Million
Wife Nonye Chukwuma
Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Date of Birth

Charles was born on the 28th of July 1960.


Charles Chukwuma Soludo obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Nsukka, Enugu state, after completing his primary and secondary education.

In 1984, he earned a First-Class degree after excelling academically.

Charles Chukwuma Soludo entered the University of Nsukka, Enugu State, in 1987 to obtain his Masters degree in Economics.

A PhD in Economics was also awarded to him by the same university.

He excelled in both of his graduate studies, achieving First Class results and other awards in both.

Political Involvement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Professor Charles Soludo as Chief Economic Advisor to his government.

Professor Soludo served as the chief executive officer of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria in 2003.

His appointment as Chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) occurred in May 2004.

On the 16th of September 2019, the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, appointed him to be part of the newly-formed Economic Advisory Council (EAC), which will have 8 members.

In 2010, he ran for governor of the state in which he hails, but he lost to Peter Obi.

In 2021, Prof. Charles Soludo ran again and won the Anambra Governorship election.

INEC announced his victory on Saturday.

Awards And Recognitions

A world-renowned economist and an erudite professor is an honor, and Professor Soludo has been recognized for this severally.

He has received the following awards and recognitions:

  • Red Cross awards for his contributions to the development of the society – 2018.
  • The Banker Magazine published by the Financial Times of London named him the Global and African Central Bank Governor of the Year – 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Global Banker’s Award in London – 2006
  • D.SC (Honoris Causa) by the University of Calabar.
  • Financial Times of London named him a Great Reformer.
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi honoured him with a D.SC (Honoris Causa).
  • Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) – Nigeria’s third-highest national honour.

Charles Chukwuma Soludo Net worth

His net worth has increased dramatically as a former governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Dr. Soludo has an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion – $5 million.


Nonye Soludo
Nonye Soludo

Charles Chukwuma Soludo is happily married to Nonye Soludo, and their marriage is blessed with six children.

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