South-east Govs Demand Release of Kanu, Others


BY RAPHAEL ONYEKACHUKWU, ENUGU – Arising from a meeting in Enugu, the South-east Governors’ Forum on Sunday announced plans to engage the Federal Government to release pro-Biafran agitators, including Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
The governors, who expressed their displeasure on the level of abandoned Federal projects in the zone, resolved to meet all government agencies responsible for these projects in order to have them completed.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the chairman of the forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, said the forum has set up a functional secretariat at the Enugu Government House.
According to him, “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 should do that through our secretariat. Fortunately 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 the 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.
“South-east governors also agreed to meet with all stakeholders Of South-east to discuss and address all issues that are of interest to our people. We approved the total two representatives each of our economic committee of South-east governors and we have mandated then to immediately meet and fashion out roadmap towards our economic integration, and this we will do in coming weeks so that they will present a roadmap for our economic indices and development in our next meeting.
Governors of Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Anambra states were in attendance.

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