The Governors of Southeast geo-political zone have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment in the speedy completion of the Second Niger Bridge and the Akunu Ibiam International Airport Enugu.
Briefing journalist shortly after the meeting of the forum alongside other Igbo leaders through visual meeting, the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi said that while the second Niger Bridge would be completed and handed over in 2022, the August 30 completion deadline is still on course.
Governor Umahi who expressed the optimism that the 2 major projects would be completed as scheduled, said that they would interface with the Federal Government to seek funding for the rehabilitation of the Eastern Corridor Rail line.
On South East security outfit, Governor Umahi stated that the name of the security outfit would be made known to the public during the forum’s next meeting adding that all the necessary arrangements for the take off of the outfit is still on course.
He stated that after unveiling the name of the outfit, the Attorney General of the different Southeast states would now put finishing touches to the law establishing the outfit and forward same to the States Houses of Assembly for an act establishing the outfit.
Governor Umahi also stated that the meeting has waded into the rift between former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Billionaire Business man, Prince Authur Eze.
It would be recalled that both illustrious sons of the region have recently engaged themselves in media war over unresolved disagreements dating back to the time of President Good luck Jonathan administration.
The meeting according to Umahi directed Ohaneze Ndigbo National President, Nnia Nwodo to interface with the two leaders with a view to amicably resolving the rift.
According to him, the forum also urged the two leaders to seize fire to enable the governors come in and make peace. Ends.
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