Southeast Governors and nominated stakeholders in the zone have met with delegates from the federal government to discuss pressing needs of the zone, as well as how to make people of the Southeast feel included in Nigeria’s polity.
The delegates led by the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari is to convey to Mr President the grievances of people of the Southeast geopolitical zone for onward action to better the lot of the people and regain their confidence in one Nigeria mantra.
Members of the delegation at the meeting include Inspector of Police, IG Adamu Muhammad, Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammad, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, among others.
The meeting which was held at the Enugu state Government House, reveal the minds of Ndi Igbo to the government of Nigeria in anticipation of positive action by the federal government towards addressing the issue raised by various leaders in the zone.
The meeting which was presided over by the Chairman, Southeast Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Engineer Dave Umahi, was attended by the governors of the zone, including Governor of Enugu state, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, that of Abia, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Imo state Governor, Mr Hope Uzodimma and Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state represented by his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke.
Among other stakeholders in the zone present at the event include the Chairman Southeast Traditional Rulers Council and the Traditional Ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, President of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, among others.
The event also had in attendance representatives of various traditional, religious, women, and youth groups.