South East States Governors Forum is to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the growing agitation for the Biafra republic and other issues affecting the region.
The forum took the decision at its meeting held in Enugu, the Enugu state capital, over the weekend, attended by all the state governors in the region.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the forum chairman, Governor Dave Umahi, listed other issues they will discuss with the President, as the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, development issues and ecological problems.
The governor also resolved to meet all relevant federal government agencies and major stakeholders in the region, to find solutions to the challenges facing the region.
According to Umahi, “Today, we discussed a number of issues, but let’s first announce to you that our secretariat here in Enugu is now fully functional, so that if you have a need to contact the South-East Governors Forum, you do that through our secretariat. Fortunately it is also in government house Enugu.
“On the issue of IPOB, MASSOB, Kanu’s detention, ecological problems of South East, various water dams that have been abandoned in South East, our challenges of power, our challenges of security, and other very many concerns of our people, the South East governors today agreed to meet with the various and appropriate authorities of federal presence to address these problems. We are very committed to this and actions already started on these issues.”Please subscribe to our newsletter