PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Governors of the South south and south east region have reaffirmed their faith in the unity of the country, promising to promote an indivisible country.
Speaking at the end of their meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt, Chairman of the forum, governor Emmanuel Udom who briefed newsmen at the end of the meeting in Government House, Port Harcourt said they looked at several issues, including security and other topical matters dominating the media space. He said the region would collaborate with other regions of the country to promote national interest, stressing that they will also reach out to resolve decay in the regions. . “Nigeria is a country we love, we will do all to maintain unity of the country. We will follow up on how to tackle decay in the regions. We touched on security issues. We must do all possible to protect lives. We discussed economic issues, we will collaborate with other region to make sure issues of national interest are promoted.” he said.
Earlier, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the meeting was in continuation of the last meeting held in Enugu State, which was predicated on the need for the two regions which share common heritage, cultural and affinity to integrate and speak with a common voice.
He explained that the two regions which are pivotal to the economy of the country cannot afford to be incoherent in the pursuit of their political and economic interest in Nigeria. According to him, the meeting would focus on cooperation irrespective of political affiliation.
The governors held their inaugural meeting in Enugu last July where Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom was selected as its chairman.