SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS APPLAUDED FOR STANDING ON JUSTICE IN TACKLING THE CRISIS IN THE ZONE
Northern Governors have lauded the efforts of the South East Governors for standing on the side of justice in tackling the crisis ravaging the zone.
The Borno State Governor, AlhajiKashimShittima gave the commendation when he led a delegation on a visit to the Imo State Governor, RochasOkorocha at Sam MbakweExco Chamber Government House Owerri.
AlhajiShettima also led the delegation on a solidarity visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state at Government house Umuahia.
Governor Shettimawho described the unity and peace of the country as paramount advised Nigerians irrespective of ethnic differences to ensure that the nation remained one indivisible entity.
Governor Shettima maintained that the country belonged to everybody and that no group has any right to order people not to live in any part of the country.
He noted that they were in the state to appreciate the quality leadership of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu especially on the manner he handled the recent crisis in the area.
Responding, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu commended the Northern Governors Forum for their concern on the state especially during the crisis period.
He assured that his administration would continue to ensure that the security of lives and property of the people living in the state were guaranteed.
The Governor noted that the curfew imposed in Aba had not been lifted but had been shifted from ten o’clock in the night to sixo’clock in the morning.
The Northern Governors Forum later addressed some northern brothers living in the state where they were assured of adequate security of their lives and property in the by the government.
Meanwhile, over three hundred youths led by a Non Governmental Organization have staged a peaceful walk in Umuahia, Abia State.
The exercise had the youths walking and dancing along some major roads and streets in Umuahia carrying placards with inscription such as, “Give Peace a Chance”, “Abia is a land of peace”, “Peace is paramount and we need peace in our land”.
Speaking shortly after the event, the President of the Organisation, Bishop Sunday Onuoha said that the aim of the peace walk was to sensitize the people on the need to embrace peace at all times.
While describing peace as a panacea to national development, the Bishop explained that the exercise was a demonstration of peace in the State.
While commending the administration of President MuhammaduBuhari in its efforts towards moving the nation forward,Bishop Onuoha called on Nigerians especially the youths to shun acts capable of truncating the peace and unity in the country.
CHUKWUKA AGUKWE , LAWRENCE NWOKEDI& LAWRENCE NWOKEDI