Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, was among the governors of the South-East/South-South who unanimously agreed to organise a summit of stakeholders from the two zones, which, is aimed at engendering economic growth and development.
Other governors that attended the meeting which took place at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Awka, include Governors Peter Obi (Anambra), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); and Ebonyi State Deputy Governor, Dave Umahi.
Senator Imoke who addressed journalists after the closed door meeting which lasted for hours, said the summit scheduled for the first week of January, 2014, would attract prominent leaders form the South-East/South-South zones.
According to him, the planned summit would offer a platform for the cross-fertilisation of ideas and inputs on common needs of the zones. He said that the ultimate aim of engendering economic and other activities that would be to the greater glory of the country.