SOUTH-SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST GOVERNORS TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC COOPERATION


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SOUTH-SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST GOVERNORS TO ENHANCE ECONOMIC COOPERATION

08/07/2013
Governors of the South-South and South-East Geo-political zones have resolved to create and promote infrastructural and economic integration between the zones.

The resolution was contained in a brief communique presented by the Anambra State Governor Dr. Peter Obi shortly after a meeting of the governors of the two zones in Government House, Enugu, the Enugu State capital.

According to the communiqué, the Governments of Akwa Ibom and Abia states have agreed to reconstruct and dualize the Aba-Ikot Ekpene road in partnership with the private sector to boost trade and investments between the two states.

Governor Obi said the meeting focused mainly on crude oil theft and ways on how to curb the menace, build ethnic harmony, economic cooperation between the two geo-political zones and support to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

It also expressed satisfaction with President Jonathan’s transformation agenda, noting that the programmes, as presented in the mid-term report were an indication that the five-point agenda is on track.

Re-affirming their commitment to the President, the Governors pledged to work with him towards the actualization of the vision of the present administration.

Eight out of the eleven governors of the two zones with the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson and his counterparts from Abia, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Ebonyi, and the host Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime of Enugu were in attendance.

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