South Eastern Governors to Launch Regional Security Outfit
By Kenechukwu Ofomah
Governors of the South-East states have restated their commitment towards setting up the South-East regional security outfit.
Addressing newsmen after a meeting of the governors yesterday in Enugu, Chairman of the Forum, Engineer Dave Umahi, who is also the Governor of Ebonyi State revealed that the Forum had on the 28th of July, 2019, formed the Southeast Joint Security Outfit with the committee inaugurated the same year.
He said they are hopeful that the security outfit will soon become functional as arrangements that will enable the Southeast Houses of Assembly to enact a law that will back the Security initiative, with a name to the outfit, have been concluded.
The governors commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the pace of work at the second Niger Bridge and pleaded that it continues thus, to ensure the completion of the project under the Buhari administration.
On the rehabilitation and expansion of the Akanu Ibiam international airport, Enugu, the forum expressed appreciation to President Buhari for the full release of special funding for the project and to Enugu State government for making more land available for the project.
They said they have the reassurances of the relevant agencies that the Airport will be reopened by the 31st of March, 2020.
The governors further called for the proper mobilization of the construction companies handling the Enugu -Portharcourt Federal Highway, to enable them to attend to most of the deplorable portions of the road before the next rains.