Communique arising from meeting of the South East Governors held on the 11th day of March, 2018, at Government House, Enugu

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The South East Governors' Forum at its meeting discussed extensively on the possible strategies towards economic development of the South East and at the end of the meeting resolved as follows:

(a) To undertake the construction of Ring road covering a total area of 430 kilometers that would connect all the states of the South East, to promote economic development of the South East states and for ease of transportation system in the region

(b) Took presentation for Gas pipelines in the South East and advised the consultants to follow up on details of implementation especially as it relates to right of way

(c) Commended the presentation on Aba Independent Power Project by Prof. Barth Nnaji and asked him to liaise with the secretariat, for further implementation.

The Governors also received presentations on several issues, particularly, from National Addressing System of Nigeria and the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) on assessment of Ministries, Departments and Agencies for effective performance.

A private business enterprise presented to the forum a lottery business proposal in the South East states. After much deliberation, the forum advised him to reach out to various states in the South East, in going about the proposal.

The forum directed that the five South East states' chairmen of Traditional Rulers council be invited for amicable resolution of their crisis in our next meeting.

The forum expressed deep appreciation to the Governors and people of the South East for the able way they worked together to give former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a befitting burial and enjoined them to continue in such spirit to move the South East states forward.