Charles Soludo Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Charles Soludo

Charles Chukwuma Soludo is a Nigerian economics professor, politician and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candite in the 2021 gubernatorial elections.

He served as a governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from May 2004 to May 2009 and was succeeded by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. He is also a member of the British Department for International Development's International Advisory Group.
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Charles Soludo Profile

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Full name: Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Born: 28th July 1960
Age: 61 years (2021)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Spouse(s): Nonye Soludo
Children: 6 (including Ozonna Soludo)
Occupation: Politician, economist
Political party: All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
Religion: Christianity
Net worth

Charles Chukwuma Soludo Biography and Educational Background

Charles Soludo was born on the 28th of July, 1960 and he hails from Aguata LGA of Anambra State. Upon completing his primary and secondary education, he secured admission to study at the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, graduating in 1984 with a first-class degree in Economics.

He also undertook his post-graduate (1987) and doctorate degrees (1989) in Economics from the same University winning on both occasions, the prize for the best graduating student.


In 1998, Charles Soludo was appointed to the position of a professor of economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and in 1999, he became a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.

He has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Brookings Institution, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Warwick, as well as a visiting professor at Swarthmore College (USA).

He has also worked as a consultant for a number of international organisations, including the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

In 2003, Prof. Soludo was appointed Chief Economic Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Executive of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria.

In May 2004, he became the governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), a position he held until May 2009.


Professor Charles Soludo in September 2009, announced his intentions to contest for the seat of the Governor of Anambra State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He, however, lost the election to Peter Obi.

On 17 July 2013, he resigned from the PDP after writing a letter to the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. He later joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in preparation for the November 2013 governorship race in Anambra state. 

In mid-August 2013, he, along with five other qualified aspirants, Emmanuel Nweke, Ogbuefi Tony Nnaechetta, Chinedu Francis Idigo, Dr. Chike Obidigbo, and Oseloka Obaze were disqualified by the APGA Screening Committee.

In February 2021, Soludo declared his intention to run for the governorship of Anambra State in the November 6 poll.

Professional Memberships

Professor Charles Soludo is a member of the following professional bodies:
• The International Advisory Group of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
• The Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD.
• The International Advisory Group for the UK-DFID
• The Chief Economist Advisory Council of the World Bank
• He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Nigerian Economic Society (NES)

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