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South East, South South Governors meet in Enugu; Move for inter regional integration; Gov. Emmanuel is Chairman of Forum

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, being welcomed by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House in Enugu for the South-South and South-East Meeting on Sunday evening
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Umahi (l) and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu (r) at the Government House in Enugu for the South-South and South-East Meeting on Sunday evening
R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Umahi and Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House in Enugu for the South-South and South-East Meeting on Sunday evening
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, (m) Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu (r) at the Government House in Enugu for the South-South and South-East Meeting on Sunday evening
The Governors brainstorming

From: Madu Ezenoha,  Enugu

South East, South South Governors’ Forum on Sunday agreed to pursue regional cooperation and integration for the economic benefit of the two regions.

The governors also agreed on political cooperation after a marathon meeting that lasted about three hours.

South East and South South governors Forum elected Akwa-Ibom Governor as its chairman.

The governors in their first meeting in the current dispensation,  also resolved “to work together and realign as a people that share common heritage, culture and affinities.”

The meeting agreed to appoint Akwa-Ibom governor as  chairman of  the forum.

They agreed to hold their next meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on August 27, 2017.

The communique was read by Governor Udom on behalf of the governors.

The meeting was attended by eight governors and a deputy governor; while two governors were absent.

The governors present include: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa-Ibom), Ben Ayade (Cross River), Rochas Okorocha (Imo) and Nyesom Wike (Rivers).

Others are: Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) and Anambra Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke, who represented Governor  Willie Obiano.

Governors Ifeanyi Okowa and Godwin Obaseki of Delta and Edo states were absent from the meeting.

L-R Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade and Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha discussing
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel arriving…
Gov. Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (l) with Gov. Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State

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