Governors of the Eastern state of the federation, lawmakers and other Igbo leaders will between November 22 and 23, 2019 meet in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital for a retreat powered by the group known as “NzukoUmmuna”, a core Igbo Think Tank of professionals at home and diaspora in collaboration with southeast Governors Forum.
This was contained in a statement signed by the program Planning Sub-Committee on Media and Publicity, Chief Collins Steve Ugwu and made available to journalists in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
The statement read“, it is expected that the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, Engr. Dave Umahi as the host Governor, will roll out the new city’s hospitality to welcome all his brother Governors to this epoch Retreat, as they have all individually been engaged and endorsed it as timely and, one that should be supported to produce enduring outcomes.
To this end, the Chairman of the Main Organizing Committee of the Retreat, a President General Emeritus of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Gary EnwoIgariwey, revealed that aside all the Governors and all federal legislators of Alaigbo expected, other critical stakeholders of the entire Igbo collectives are upbeat about the prospects of this gathering, because they are being reached methodically and comprehensively”, the release said.
A major Ndigbo grassroots umbrella and advocate of South East development through economic integration had queued behind the retreat and called for its total support to accelerate the development of South East region with a purpose-driven think home investment initiative”.