South-East Governors on Friday met at the Government House, Enugu, to deliberate on the preparations for the burial of the late elder statesman and former Vice President, Chief Dr. Alex Ekwueme, scheduled to hold on Friday, February 2, 2018.
At the meeting were Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); David Umahi (Ebonyi); Willie Obiano (Anambra); and the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi stated that the South East Governors are “very committed” to the programme, stressing that their presence at the gathering “underscores the seriousness the governors have attached to this important burial of our late father”.
Gov. Umahi noted that the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, who was represented by his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, was “out of the South East” and couldn’t attend the meeting in person.
The Chairman of the forum added that the governors studied the budget for the burial, disclosing that the timetable was out and the details are with the Director General of the Forum.
He said that the forum also reviewed its previous deliberations on the railway for the South East, gas to industrial zones and other issues such as the recently held South East Economic Summit.