South East Governors Forum Thursday ,August 9,2023, met in Enugu to deliberate on the issues affecting the region, with a resolve to fight the insecurity in the region and to organise a South East security and economic summits soon.
Presenting the Communique at the end of the meeting held in Government House,Enugu, chairman, South East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, said that the Forum firmly resolved to fight insecurity decisively in the region individually and collectively, in partnership with the Federal Government.
The Forum stated that the perpetrators of the insecurity in the region and their sponsors are criminals and should not be seen as legitimate agitators.
The meeting, which was attended by Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra, Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, and Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi, also reiterated the commitment of the Forum to forging a common socio-economic and security cooperation through a summit to be announced at a later date
The Communique read in parts:
“The Forum firmly resolved to fight insecurity decisively in the region individually and collectively, in partnership with the Federal Government and other Stakeholders.
We commend the security agencies for their cooperation thus far and encourage them not to relent.
We wish to state categorically that the perpetrators of the insecurity in our region and their sponsors are criminals and should not be seen as legitimate agitators. Therefore, upon arrest, they should be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.
The Forum resolved to hold the security and economic summit on a date to be announced soon”, he said.
Felding questions from newsmen, Governor Uzodimma, dissociated the unrest in the region from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whom he said had since disowned the enforcers of sit-at-home and perpetrators of other crimes who were using his name to commit crime, said the governors of the region would continue to do everything within their powers to sustain the increasing peace and security presently being enjoyed by the South East.
Author: Maureen Ikpeama