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South Eastern Governors’ Forum Holds Meeting On Economic And  Security Cooperation

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South Eastern Governors’ Forum Holds Meeting On Economic And  Security Cooperation

10th August 2023 – NjenjeMediaNews

The South Eastern States Governors’ Forum held a meeting in Enugu today, chaired by the host Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, NjenjeMediaNews reports.

The other governors present were Gov. Alex Otti of Abia State, Gov. Charles Soludo of Anambra State, Gov. Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State and Sen. Hope Uzodinma, Gov. of Imo State and Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum.

South East Governors Meeting in Enugu
South East Governors Meeting in Enugu 

The meeting focused on forging a common socio-economic and security cooperation through a summit that would be announced soon. The governors discussed ways to tackle the various security challenges they faced in their respective states. They agreed to fight insecurity individually and collectively, in partnership with the Federal Government.

The governors also discussed ways to sustain the increasing peace and security presently enjoyed in the five South Eastern States. They affirmed their commitment to working together to further develop the region and create more opportunities for their citizens.

To achieve this, the governors committed to strengthening security collaboration among the five states, their security agencies and the Federal Government. They agreed to set up a joint Task Force to implement the security strategies. They also agreed to set up a support fund to assist victims of security incidents in the South East, and to establish a regional security trust fund.

In addition, the governors acknowledged the efforts of the Federal Government in addressing insecurity in the South East. They declared that perpetrators and their sponsors in the South East are mere criminals who should not be dignified as legitimate agitators, but dealt with in line with the provisions of the law. They pledged to cooperate with the Federal Government in ensuring the security of lives and property in the South East.

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Finally, the governors of the South East expressed their gratitude to the Federal Government for their support and collaboration and pledged to continue to work together for the betterment of the region.

 

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