Governors of the south East region of Nigeria have held a one day meeting to discuss strategies to boost economic development in the region.
The meeting which took place at the Lion building, Government House, Enugu on Sunday ended with the resolution to undertake the construction of a Ring road covering a total area of 430kms that would connect all the states of the south East to promote economic development and ease transportation system in the zone.
Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting,the Chairman of the forum, and governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi said the meeting also advised the consultants for a Gas Pipeline in the south East to follow up on details of implementation especially as it relates to right of way.
Umahi said the meeting commended the presentation on Aba Independent Power Project.
“The forum commended the presentation on the Aba Independent Power Plant Project by Prof. Barth Nnaji and asked him to liaise with the secretariat of the forum for further implementation with the Presidency.
“A private business enterprise presented to the forum a lottery business proposal in the South East states. After much deliberations, the forum asked him to reach out to the respective states,” he said.
The governor said that the forum resolved to invite to the next meeting the chairmen of the traditional ruler’s council in the five states for the amicable resolution of their face-off.
The meeting also expressed deep appreciation to the people of the south east for the way they worked together to give a former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a befitting burial.