By Agnes Igwe
In the face of insecurity in Nigeria, all clans in Ebonyi State have drummed support to the state government in a bid to arrest the menace.
Traditional rulers, elders and stakeholders of all the clans in the state made this known in their various communiqués during town hall meetings with the state Governor, Chief David Umahi at Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.
The clans reaffirmed their commitment to the task of peace and development of the State.
Traditional rulers, clergy and stakeholders of the clans made their position known during the extraordinary town hall meetings which lasted between May 5th to 10th, 2021, geared towards absolute peace and progress of the state and Nigeria in general.
In the communiqués read by stakeholders of the clans, they resolved to always be at the vanguard of peace while supporting the administration of Governor David Nweze Umahi for the progress of the state.
They pledged to support in tackling insecurity in the state, disassociated themselves from media attacks on the governor and urged general public to disregard the publications.
While condemning series of crisis in some parts of the State, the people commended Governor Umahi for his efforts at restoring peace in the troubled areas and pledged to collaborate with him to achieve lasting peace.
They charged traditional rulers to use all possible means to control the excesses of the youths who perpetrate senseless attacks on Government facilities in the State.
Recall that in attendance in the town hall meetings were Ezza Ezekuna clan, Izzi, Ikwo, Igbo-essa, Ohaukwu, Ohanaivo, among others.
“Finally, Your Excellency, we request that you persuade other Governors of the South East to embark on similar Town Hall meetings/consultations with their stakeholders as you are doing. This is to ensure that the strategic actions you are currently embarking on to ensure lasting security of lives and property in Ebonyi State is not sabotaged by a spillover of security challenges from our neighboring states.
“That Ikwo Nnoyo Clan immensely appreciates and commends the practical determination of the Governor to transform Ebonyi State through sustainable infrastructural development of the State in general and Ikwo Nnoyo in particular, especially with the construction of the Abakaliki-FUNAI road, the Amagu and Enyibichiri roads and the proposed ring road which transverses major parts of Ikwo. Ikwo Nnoyo commends the resolve of the Governor and endorses the various measures being taken by the State Government to ensure the security of lives and property in Ebonyi State”
“In particular, we thank you for your rapid, honest and proficient response to the recent Effium Community crises and the attack on Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo Community. In both cases, your response was swift, purposeful and full of honest and patriotic disposition as well as sincere and passionate love for your people.
“The humanitarian assistance you rendered to the people affected stands you out among other leaders in the country where similar disasters, killings and destructions have taken place. We also appreciate your dutiful Deputy who has stood by you firmly in the onslaught against these challenges.Follow us