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FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by OEPHIUS(m): 6:59pm On Jun 11
FG, South East leaders reiterate commitment to unity, stability of #Nigeria

… Reject agitation for secession

A delegation from the Federal Government led by the Minister of Defence, Retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi, Governors of the five States of the South East and other leaders of political, religious and traditional institutions in the zone rose from a closed-door meeting on the security challenges confronting the region in particular and Nigeria in general, at the Government House, Enugu, reiterating their commitment to peace, unity and stability of the country.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Defence Minister, Magashi, disclosed that the delegation will relay the commitment reached at the parley and other outcomes of the consultation to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Defence Minister who was accompanied by his Interior Ministry counterpart and the Service Chiefs, explained that they were in Enugu for a consultative meeting with leaders of the South East zone on the issues of instability and criminality, at the instance of President Buhari.

He added that the meeting agreed that there were fundamental issues that need to be addressed in the South East region.

The leader of the Presidential delegation stated that one of the issues is the farmers/ herders conflict which, he said will “be given the necessary accord to stop this menace all over the country, from the perspective of national interest”.

Magashi revealed that the second issue they discussed was “the problem of marginalization”, stressing it “is well accepted and further discussion will continue after we have met with Mr. President to see their grievances and after the governors will articulate the grievances so that we can have further discussion on them”.

The Minister further disclosed that the delegation endorsed the Community Policing Model of the South East governors, adding that it “should be encouraged because we have set precedence in the Amotekun in the Western part of the country”.

His words: “We appreciate our discussions. We are most humbled and I think each one of us; the governors, the elders, the religious leaders were able to say one or two things.

“We would put our heads together to see that peace and stability of this nation are brought back to normalcy in no distance time.

“We are appealing to the media to report the positive side of government and encourage us to pursue legitimate ways in which we can bring peace and stability in this country”.

In an address at the meeting, the Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governors Forum, Engr. David Umahi, on behalf of the leaders of the zone, restated their commitment to national unity, saying that “this sincere commitment is a new dawn not only to South East but to entire Nigeria”.

Commenting on the ban on open grazing, Gov. Umahi said: “Just on a very minor specifics for the emphasis of our people, we discussed the issue of ban on open grazing and of course this delegation is in support of this ban on open grazing and we also informed the delegation that each of the South East states has laws in this respect”.

The South East Governors Forum Chairman noted that the commitment of the Federal Government towards addressing all the issues pertaining to herdsmen in the South East is very important.

He stated that the governors have agreed to articulate all the grievances and concerns of the people of the South East “as spelt out by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo”, saying: “We are happy that there is genuine willingness for further dialogue on such issues”.

Gov. Umahi maintained that Ebubeagu is the only recognized local security outfit in the South East, emphasizing that “no other security outfit is speaking for South East and this is the position of Ndigbo”.

According to him, “We are committed to one united Nigeria; we have always mentioned this; all our leaders are committed to this and that is why we read it everywhere, a united Nigeria of fairness, equity and equality of freedom and this we have further expressed.

“Those who dish out hate speeches from our region, threat of violence or secession do not speak for South East. I repeat, we the South East people are not for secession, we don’t support it; we don’t call for it.

“We condemn the killings of security men and innocent people in the South East and the governors are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our people. We are supporting the security agencies. We finally appeal to our people to continue to engage our youths to eschew violence”.

Earlier in his opening remark, #Governor Ifeanyi #Ugwuanyi of #Enugu State described the Town Hall meeting as timely and apt, expressing optimism that the outcome of the meeting will address the security challenges in the South East zone.

Gov. Ugwuanyi who stressed the need for all government structures to uphold the security and welfare of the people as the primary purpose of government (enshrined in the 1999 Constitution), said that the consultation with the Service Chiefs and critical stakeholders of the South East zone, on the current security challenges, “underscores the centrality of this security responsibility in our consideration”.

The Enugu State Governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for sending the Federal Government delegation to the South East to consult with the leaders of the zone.

Other South East leaders in the meeting include Governors of Abia and Imo states, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator Hope Uzodinma respectively, Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Uchechukwu Ogah, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Amb. Prof. George Obiozor, former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Ike Ekweramadu, Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, former Governor of old Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South East among others.

#EnuguStateIsInTheHandsOfGod
#amokelouis

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by OEPHIUS(m): 6:59pm On Jun 11
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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Jafar1: 6:59pm On Jun 11
One Nigeria is a scam!

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Monogamy: 7:00pm On Jun 11
Just a message to the agitators to shut da hell up

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Simplyleo: 7:01pm On Jun 11
The leadership of SE has made its position clear.

Is it one criminal fugitive and his mentally deranged illiterates Buhari should listen to?

Later some foolish oafs will be asking Buhari to grant them one utopian online country. Pls where is the application for such country that Buhari refuses to approve?

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Idamond(m): 7:02pm On Jun 11
Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Nobody: 7:03pm On Jun 11
BUNCH OF CRIMINALS....

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by DevilsEqual(m): 7:05pm On Jun 11
So its finally settled

A calm after the tempest

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Nobody: 7:06pm On Jun 11
Monogamy:
Just a message to the agitators to shut da hell up


The meeting is for there own pocket e no concern anybody, so shut up there and eat shiit...

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by mrvitalis(m): 7:09pm On Jun 11
This is were ipob is getting it's wrong for me as long as they don't control the official representative of the people no body would take them serious

I'm not saying form. Political party no they would scatter it but become a political pressure group

Select people who pledge to support biafra across party line ... giving them objective to achieve in order to earn support

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by IgweOfNnewi: 7:09pm On Jun 11
Ok
Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by IgweOfNnewi: 7:13pm On Jun 11
Ok So Nigeria is indivisible according to igbo governors under Buhari's table begging for crumbs, so it IPOB are just wasting their time and lives

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Cammo: 7:22pm On Jun 11
Useless leaders.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Pentagon007: 7:35pm On Jun 11
mrvitalis:
This is were ipob is getting it's wrong for me as long as they don't control the official representative of the people no body would take them serious

I'm not saying form. Political party no they would scatter it but become a political pressure group

Select people who pledge to support biafra across party line ... giving them objective to achieve in order to earn support

Enwe! Form your own group and give it such mandate. IPOB is not cut out for such nonsense.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Elvictor: 7:51pm On Jun 11
Ipob should form a political party to actualize Biafra.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by mbaise1000: 8:06pm On Jun 11
The truth is that igbos know who speak and represent their interest and it's not those people in that meeting, and all of them in that gathering know that the man on the street doesn't trust or believe in them, is it uzodimma or umahi, or the murderers themselves from nigeria? No sane person wants the murder and ethnic cleansing going on in igbo land today nor the killing of security people of any tribe, but let's face it, what happened in that meeting is not the solution to the problem here, iwuanyanwu for example cannot tell his kindred what to do not to tell the rest if ikeduru people what to do, uzodimma is persona non grata in his village not to talk of imo, so is 98% of the people in that meeting, if the nigeria gov't REALLY want to settle this, it could have been done by now, but the plan is to make eastern nigeria to bow to the caliphate and islsmised but it's impossible.
Shame to THOSE that are aware of this abd believe that the one they are serving there interest today will see them to be more important than their cows.
99.99% of igbos know that umahi and his group are speaking for themselves

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by slivertongue: 8:38pm On Jun 11
hmmm buhari won't hear that because he has a mindset and mission which is failing before his eyes
Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by ablejesus26(m): 8:45pm On Jun 11
mrvitalis:
This is were ipob is getting it's wrong for me as long as they don't control the official representative of the people no body would take them serious

I'm not saying form. Political party no they would scatter it but become a political pressure group

Select people who pledge to support biafra across party line ... giving them objective to achieve in order to earn support

Chia so you can make sense like this??.
The only agitation I consider true is the one that directly projects it's agitation on this leaders.
The Fg can't sit with ipob and their fraudster leader to negotiate for a referendum,it's this same leaders that will discuss with the fg.
Secession is a movement by the Region, and the region has a govt which unfortunately happens to be this men.
The fact that the people keeps handing over power to this same leaders that stand against ipob and their destructive agenda, should tell that nigga from London to tone down and stop sending our able bodied young men to their early graves in vain.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by OdumegwuOjukwu: 8:46pm On Jun 11
FG can form a country with SE Leader; they can have them quartered in Abuja.

But we, the people of Igboland, have a different idea.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Okoroawusa: 9:05pm On Jun 11
Abaribe is in that meeting and didn't say anything o! After he will come to tv and begin to play to the gallery for the benefit of his mumus.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Okoroawusa: 9:08pm On Jun 11
OdumegwuOjukwu:
FG can form a country with SE Leader; you can have them quartered in Abuja.

But we, the people of Igboland, have a different idea.
Na for Nairaland your power end.
I am Igbo and I want peace in the South East.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Okoroawusa: 9:11pm On Jun 11
mbaise1000:
The truth is that igbos know who speak and represent their interest and it's not those people in that meeting, and all of them in that gathering know that the man on the street doesn't trust or believe in them, is it uzodimma or umahi, or the murderers themselves from nigeria? No sane person wants the murder and ethnic cleansing going on in igbo land today nor the killing of security people of any tribe, but let's face it, what happened in that meeting is not the solution to the problem here, iwuanyanwu for example cannot tell his kindred what to do not to tell the rest if ikeduru people what to do, uzodimma is persona non grata in his village not to talk of imo, so is 98% of the people in that meeting, if the nigeria gov't REALLY want to settle this, it could have been done by now, but the plan is to make eastern nigeria to bow to the caliphate and islsmised but it's impossible.
Shame to THOSE that are aware of this abd believe that the one they are serving there interest today will see them to be more important than their cows.
99.99% of igbos know that umahi and his group are speaking for themselves
So na only Uzodinma and Umahi you see for there?

Hypocrite!

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by xelly: 9:12pm On Jun 11
With sincere heart, equity and justice, we can have a nation but with injustice and nepotism, count us out.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:14pm On Jun 11
A better Nigeria all around is all we want.

The only way our darling nation can move forward.......

Words of a wise man below.......

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by tstx(m): 9:15pm On Jun 11
Lol
Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by AdolfHitlerxXx: 9:15pm On Jun 11
angry

Saboteurs.

Awolowo... Victor Banjo learnt the hard way

Dot in circle 5%ers.

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by UstazAhmed(m): 9:15pm On Jun 11
The IPOB boys are just dying and wasting their lives for nothing. No thanks to the run away albino.

Nigeria remains one and nothing, nobody can separate or divide it. They should think about their lives and their parents and stay alive

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by AdolfHitlerxXx: 9:15pm On Jun 11
angry

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Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by Tinubuadvocate: 9:15pm On Jun 11
Hope you make them signed agreement, not only by mouth and collecting Nigeria allocation monthly.
Re: FG, South East Leaders Reiterate Commitment To Unity, Stability Of Nigeria by donnie(m): 9:15pm On Jun 11
Pls change title to politicians and beneficiaries of the failed system.... Bla bla bla

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