South East governors to resolve Pro-Biafra protests

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South East governors Tuesday rose from a meeting

in Enugu with a tacit decision to resolve the issue

of the pro-Biafran protests by the Indigenous

People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the

Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra

(MASSOB).

They have also advised MASSOB/IPOB to tow the

line of peace as it is the only way to ensure

economic development of the zone.

The governors said they resolved to consult widely

with “Ohanaeze, traditional rulers, development

unions, clergy and other stakeholders on how to

ensure lasting peace in the zone.”

In a communiqué which was read by Governor

Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, the governors

assured: “In furtherance to this, the South East

governors scheduled an emergency meeting of

stakeholders on Sunday 22 November, 2015 in

Enugu.”

Attendance at the emergency meeting includes; all

National Assembly members, all ministers and

other invited guests from the zone.

They expressed concern about the poor state of

the Federal Government roads in the zone namely

Enugu-Onitsha Road, Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road,

Owerri-Port Harcourt Road, Enugu-Port Harcourt

Road and others which needed urgent intervention

by the Federal Government.

The governors also resolved to appoint a high level

Economic Advisory Committee to harness the

economic potentials of the people of the zone

working together.

In attendance were Governor Ifeany Ugwuanyi of

Enugu state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Rochas

Okorocha of Imo state and the deputy governor of

Anambra state, Nkem Okeke.

Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi was absent.


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