The South East Governors’ Forum has stressed the need for the structure and operational modalities of Ebubeagu and setting up of an advisory body for the security outfit.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting with the clergy, the leadership of ohaneze Ndigbo, traditional Rulers and south East joint security committee in Enugu and read by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, the South East Governors and Leaders re-stated the adoption of the common Joint Security outfit with her Regional Headquarters in Enugu, declaring that it will work with the Police and other security agencies in her operations.
The forum directed the Attorney Generals and Commissioners for Justice of the South East States to work with the Joint Security Committee to come up with amendment of the existing State Laws to reflect the new EBUBEAGU outfit.
It also directed the President Ohaneze Ndigbo to constitute within ten days a South East Peace and Reconciliation Committee to engage the people for the peace and security of the citizens and her visitors as well as a Strategy and Welfare Committee to engage and protect the people, especially those who are being unfairly treated.
The forum expressed support for restructuring, the setting up of State Police and other national issues as discussed in the last NEC meeting, disclosing that a Committee has been set up to work out acceptable modalities and submit to NEC in its next meeting.
It condemned the attacks on the country home of the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma and other State infrastructure and called on the Federal Government to fish out the perpetrators and ensure their prosecution while restating their commitment to the State laws banning open grazing in the South East and urged the security agencies and the local vigilantes to enforce the ban in all States of South East.
The South East Governors forum further agreed on the implementation of various END SARS Youth Empowerment Programmes in the South East States as soon as possible.
The Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu ,his Enugu State counterpart, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuany, the deputy Governor of IMO state, prof Placid Njoku, the minister of state for mines and steel development, Dr Uche Ogah , the President general Ohanaeeze Ndigbo and his secretary, the chairman Abia council of Ndieze, Eze J.N. Nwabakee , Religious leaders were among stakeholders that attended the meeting.