June 25, 2024

Central News

at the center of it

South-East governors unite against sit-at-home, insecurity, others

Governors of all southeastern states met in Enugu on Thursday with their discussions centiering on the now-vexacious sit-at-home order which they said was unlawful, security challenges and sundry other drawbacks dragging down peace and development in the region.

At the end, it was Imo State Gov. Hope Uzodinma who read out their resolutions new chairman of the group.

Abia State Gov. Alex Otti from whose Twitter handle this got to CentralNews wrote: “Earlier today, I participated in the South-East Governors’ meeting held in Enugu State.

“In light of the rising security concerns within our region and the adverse impact of the unlawful sit-at-home orders on our economic growth, it has become a matter of utmost importance for the South East governors to pursue a lasting solution to this pressing challenge.

“We understand the concerns and frustrations of our citizens, and we are determined to address them effectively. We also recognized the importance of addressing the root causes of insecurity, such as unemployment and poverty, through job creation and economic empowerment programmes.

“We appreciate the contributions of the Federal Government and the security agencies and call on our people to co-operate with us in our resolve to restore peace to the region.”

In attendance besides Govs. Uzodinma and Otti, Govs. Charles Soludo (Anambra), and Francis Nwaifuru (Ebonyi).