The expanded meeting of the South-East Governors Forum held at the Government House, Enugu, with Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, David Umahi of Ebonyi State/Chairman of the Forum, Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State and Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, in attendance.
The meeting which had issues of security and closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, high on the agenda, also had the following in attendance: The Minister of Aviation, Hon. Hadi Sirika; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, represented by the GOC, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen. Abubakar Maikobi; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, represented by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, Enugu, Air Vice Marshal Idi Amin and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, represented by AIG, Zone 9, Umuahia, Baba Tijani.
Others include, CPs and SDs of DSS of five states of the South East; the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Prof. Barth Nnaji, leadership of Vigilante/Neighbourhood Watch groups in the zone, representatives of FERMA, Nzuko Umunna, and the Director of Highways, South East zone, Henry Udeh, among others.
At the end of the meeting, they released a communique, which among others, named a Joint Security Committee, headed by Major General Abel Obi Umahi (Chairman).
Members of the Committee, which is to be based in Enugu are Captain Awa Agwu (Rtd), IGP Ogbonnaya Onovo (Rtd), CP Ikechukwu Aduba (Rtd) and Mr. Raymond Nkemdirim.