Details of the South-east Governors meeting in Owerri.

South East governors met at the Imo State government House, Owerri on Sunday to deliberate and agree on the way forward for the people and governments of the geo-political zone.

In attendance were the governors of Abia state, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Enugu state, chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi state, represented by the deputy governor, Chief Kelechi Igwe and the host governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.  The governor of Anambra state Chief Willy Obiano was absent with governor Okorocha giving the hint that he was unavoidably absent.


The meeting lasted for about three hours, and the Imo State Governor Owelle Okorocha briefed journalists with other governors in attendance.


He said that the South East governors have come to realize the need for them to come together and work in the overall interest of the people of the zone since the period of politics had come and gone and what is now left is service delivery to the people of the area.


They agreed to tackle the issue of insecurity in the South East especially the cases of kidnapping, cultism in schools, baby factories, and other crimes, with the governors agreeing to work towards eradicating such crimes in the zone.

They agreed equally to retain Enugu as their headquarter and they would have South East governors forum office in the state and they also deliberated on the agitations against the Boko Haram prisoners in Anambra state and appealed to the federal government to take a second look at the issue since it is creating a lot of worries.



The governors disowned Radio Biafra that has been on for some time now, and said the Radio in question does not have the endorsement of the South-East governors.  And that the security agencies would do their job.

 Governor okorocha also said that the South East governors have resolved to have meeting with Mr President to catalog what the present administration will do for the people of South east zone.



The Forum also agreed to promote economic activities in the zone following the economic situation now in Nigeria and how it affects the people of the South East.  And assured that an economic hub would soon be in place and a committee to that effect has been set up and to be chaired by the governor of Abia State.

Sam Onwuemeodo

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor



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