The South-East Governors Forum has resolved to establish a joint security patrol to fight increasing insecurity in the region. The forum also agreed to raise funds to assist flood victims in the area.
This was a part of the resolutions of the governors after their meeting held in Enugu on Sunday.
The communique was read by the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, who is also the forum’s chairman.
He stated that, “South-East governors call on the federal government to come to our aid in providing security in the zone, bearing in mind that elections are around the corner.
“South-East governors also agreed to set up a 24-hour joint patrol in all major highways within the region, especially during the Christmas season.
“South-East governors have decided to put funds together to further assist victims of flooding in our five states in the South East.
“We also plead with the federal government to please initiate action in the dredging of rivers in the South East to ameliorate the destruction of houses, farmlands and property. We request the federal government to come to the aid of the victims in terms of rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons.”
On the legal tussles between the federal government and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, the governors advised the Buhari government to adopt a political solution.
Quoting Gov Umahi, “South-East governors are watching with keen interest the developments with respect to the case of Nnamdi Kanu vis-a-vis the court rulings.
“However, we believe that a political solution is still possible in this circumstance.”
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and the deputy governor of Imo State, Prof Placid Njoku, were in attendance.
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