South-East governors push for laws to establish regional security

South East Governors’ Forum

South-East governors have mandated the Houses of Assembly in the zone to commence enactment of state security laws that will give legal backing to the establishment of regional security in line with its joint security programme for the zone.

The governors, who had a joint meeting with Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other political leaders of the zone, expressed disappointment with the Inspector-General of Police for reneging in an earlier agreement they had with the police on the practice and composition of community policing for the zone.

On the coronavirus pandemic, the governors said they will engage NCDC to scale up testing of coronavirus in the zone, and further directed that all Igbo’s living outside Igbo land should obey all extant Covid-19 orders such as the presidential directive on interstate movement, World Health Organisation and NCDC hygiene protocols, the presidential task force and the directives of the South East governors and directives of all governors where they reside.