Governors of the south-east geopolitical zone met yesterday in Enugu Government House under the auspices of south-east governors forum to urge the federal government to intensify efforts in rescuing the abducted school girls from Chibok, Borno state.
While addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State said, “We sympathize with families of the victims, the Borno State Government and Federal Government on the abduction of the students of Government Secondary School,Chibok.
“We urge the federal government to continue their search for the students and also suggest that the names and the identities of the students be made public so that the whole nation would assist in the search.
“We commiserate with families of the victims of the bomb blast which occurred at Nyanya on May Ist. Our heartfelt sympathy goes also to the family of late Chief Ralph Uwueche, the immediate past President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, who died recently and will also visit the family of the deceased.
“A review of the sharing formula of Value Added Tax(VAT) among states and local governments following imbalances in the sharing formula will be canvassed for at the ongoing CONFAB.
Continuing, the Abia State chief executive noted that the governors will not relent in their efforts in ensuring that the south-east remains the zone with the lowest crime rate in the country.
Governors in attendance include; host, Sullivan Chime, Enugu State, Imo Deputy, Eze Madumere, Anambra Deputy,Nkem Okeke and Ebonyi State Governor, Martins Elechi.