Abakaliki – Governors of South South and South East zones will converge at Enugu
state on Sunday, 9th July, 2017 to discuss various salient issues
affecting the two regions as part of efforts by the Governors of the
two zones to further deepen regional integration.
In a release signed by Emmanuel Uzor, the Chief Press Secretary to
Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum,
Chief David Umahi, the governors of the two zones are expected to meet
and deliberate on issues of regional and national interests.
He said the meeting which will hold at the Enugu Sate Government House
is expected to bring about the much clamored unity among the two zones
as well as issues of how best to achieve cohesion, peace and
tranquility in the two regions.
“The Governors of South South and South East under the aegis of South
South/South East Governors’ Forum are expected deliberate on various
issues of national interests as leaders which includes, peace,
security, economic situation in the region as well as how best to
harness the rich human and natural resources abundant in the two
“They are also expected to talk on various issues including
inter-state crises among the two regions and find a lasting way of
ending loss of human lives and property to intermittent outbreak of
communal wars arising from boundary disputes between the two regions”
“Governor David Umahi, the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum
is indeed in high spirit to welcome his brother governors from the
South South region led by the governor of Akwa Ibom State, His
Excellency, Udom Emmanuel to the all important meeting.