Regional integration: South South/South East Governors meet in Enugu on Sunday


By Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki

Governors of South -South and South East zones will converge on Enugu State to discuss various salient issues affecting the two regions as part of efforts by the two zones to further deepen regional integration.

Ebonyi Sate Governor and Chairman of South East Governors Forum, Mr. David Umahi in a signed statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, said that the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Emmanuel Udom would lead the governors of the South-South to the meeting.

The governors of the two zones are expected to meet and deliberate on issues of regional and national interests.

He said the meeting which would hold at the Enugu Sate Government House was 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 to 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 regions.

“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 crises arising from boundary disputes between the two regions,” the statement concluded.