South East governors Tuesday rose from a meeting in Enugu with a tacit decision to resolve the issue of the pro-Biafran protests by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).
They have also advised MASSOB/IPOB to tow the line of peace as it is the only way to ensure economic development of the zone.
The governors said they resolved to consult widely with “Ohanaeze, traditional rulers, development unions, clergy and other stakeholders on how to ensure lasting peace in the zone.”
In a communiqué which was read by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, the governors assured: “In furtherance to this, the South East governors scheduled an emergency meeting of stakeholders on Sunday 22nd November, 2015 in Enugu.”
Attendance at the emergency meeting includes; all National Assembly members, all ministers and other invited guests from the zone.
They expressed concern about the poor state of the Federal Government roads in the zone namely Enugu-Onitsha Road, Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road, Owerri-Port Harcourt Road, Enugu-Port Harcourt Road and others which needed urgent intervention by the Federal Government.
The governors also resolved to appoint a high level Economic Advisory Committee to harness the economic potentials of the people of the zone working together.
In attendance were Governor Ifeany Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and the deputy governor of Anambra state, Nkem Okeke.
Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi was absent