COMMUNIQUE ARISING FROM THE MEETING OF THE SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS ON SUNDAY, 02-08-2018

COMMUNIQUE ARISING FROM THE MEETING OF THE SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS ON SUNDAY, 2ND OF SEPTEMBER, 2018, AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ENUGU.

1. The Chairman, Nwaeze Dave Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, in his welcome remarks thanked the Governor of Enugu State for constantly hosting the Forum meetings and for his huge infrastructural development in the State. He also thanked the Director General and the Secretariat for the success of the first South East Conference on 2017 Capital Budget Implementation, as it affects the South East Region held in Enugu State.

2. The Forum received an interim report from the South East Consultative Committee on Health, set up to facilitate the establishment of world class health facilities in each state of the South East Zone. The Forum noted the caliber of professionals in the Committee and commended them for the progress so far and urged them to work towards ensuring the transformation of the Zone into a medical tourist destination in Nigeria.

 

3. The Forum appreciated the Federal Government for the intervention on the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, but however drew its attention to the deplorable state of the runway, the runway lights and the tarmac and called on the Hon. Minister of State for Aviation to visit the Airport for an on- the-spot assessment and urgent intervention. The Forum also requested that urgent steps be taken for the reactivation of the cargo section of the Airport.

 

4. The Forum received presentation from the South East Region Development Fund (SENDEF), a financial arm of SEREDEC and urged them to channel all development plans in the South East region through the Secretariat of the Forum.

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