South-East Govs fix date to unveil regional Security Outfit

The governors of the South-East have fixed a date to unveil a security outfit for the region which will tackle the high level of insecurity in the zone.

According to the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, all stakeholders would be carried along and the necessary arrangements for the take-off of the outfit would be made available in due time.

Briefing journalists on Sunday after a virtual meeting of the forum alongside other Igbo leaders in Abakaliki, Umahi on behalf of his colleagues noted that the date of unveiling and name of the security outfit would be made known to the public during the South-east Governors’ Forum next meeting.

He said after unveiling the outfit, the commissioners for Justice of the different South-east states would finalise a draft bill for passage into law by each state’s Houses of Assembly to give legal backing to the security outfit.

Umahi said while the Second Niger Bridge would be completed and handed over in 2022, the August 30 completion deadline for Enugu airport was still on course.

The Igbo leaders commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the speedy completion of the Second Niger Bridge and the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Umahi, who expressed optimism that the two major projects would be completed as scheduled, said they would interface with the federal government to seek funding for the rehabilitation of the eastern corridor railway line.

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