State Governors of the South East geo- political zone have called on activist groups like the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to continue to toe the line of peace as the only way to ensure economic development of the zone and Nigeria at large.
In a communiqué read by the Imo State Governor Rochas Okokrocha at the end of their meeting at the Government House, Enugu, Tuesday, the governors resolved to consult widely with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers, development unions, the clergy and other stakeholders on how to ensure lasting peace in the zone.
In furtherance to this, the governors scheduled an emergency meeting of stakeholders for Sunday, November 22, in Enugu, adding that attendance to the meeting will be for all honourable ministers, National Assembly members and other invited stakeholders from the zone.
Also, the governors expressed concern about the poor state of Federal Government roads in the geo-political zone, among which are the Enugu-Onitsha road, Abat-Ikot Ekpene road and Owerri- Port Harcourt road along with the Enugu Port Harcourt road.
They further agreed to appoint a high level Economic Advisory Committee to harness the economic potential of the people of the South East working together.
The meeting was attended by Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State with the Deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke.