The Anambra State governor, Prof Charles Soludo, Friday, described media reports that gold reserves were discovered in the state as baseless.
Reports alleged that the value of the reserves was over 20 million tonnes and worth over $900tn.
Mr Christian Aburime, press secretary to Soludo, clarified this in a release made available to Adadainfo in Awka.
According to the release, “Eha-Amufu 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 Eha-Amufu, Anambra State, as allegedly claimed by the writer(s).
“The entire news story is mere falsehoods without an iota of truth. 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.”
Our correspondent gathered that Eha-Amufu is in Isi-Uzo LGA of Enugu State, not Anambra.