South East Governors fix Nov. 22 for emergency meeting over Biafra agitation

Governor Okorocah advised the Biafra agitators - IPOB/MASSOB to embrace peace, which he said is the only way to the development of the zone.

Pro-Biafra protesters in Owerri on November 13, 2015

Governors of South East states have fixed Sunday, November  22, for an emergency meeting over the intensity of the agitation for the cessation of the zone by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

After their meeting today, November 17, Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday said that the forum needs to ensure lasting peace in the zone.

He said the governors have decided to consult widely with Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, the apex socio-cultural organisation of the zone, traditional rulers, development unions, the clergy and other stakeholders.

“In furtherance to this, the south-east governors scheduled an emergency meeting of stakeholders on Sunday Nov. 22, 2015 at Enugu.

“Attendance at the emergency meeting will include all National Assembly members, ministers from the zone and other invited stakeholders from the zone”, Okorocha said.

He advised the Biafra agitators - IPOB/MASSOB to embrace peace, which he said is the only way to the development of the zone.

The governor said the forum agreed to appoint a high level Economic Advisory Committee to harness the economic potentials of the people of the area.

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