S’East Govs Charge FG On Girls’ Abduction

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The Federal Government
has been charged to intensify their search for the abducted students of Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, while their names and identities should be made known . Governors of the South East who gave the charge in a communique issued  at the end of their meeting at the Government House,  Enugu Sunday,  said the call was necessary to enable the whole nation assist in the search.
Chairman of the forum and governor of Abia State, Theodore  Orji, who read the communique, said,” we  sympathise with families of the victims, the Borno State Government and the Federal Government on the abduction of students of Government Secondary School, Chibok; and 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.
“Also we commiserate with the families of the victims of the bomb blast which occurred at Nyanya on 1st May, 2014. We Express our condolences to the family of late Chief Ralph Uwechue, the immediate past President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, who died recently, and also to visit the family of the deceased former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.” The communique reads in parts.
Governor  Orji also disclosed that they would push for a review of the sharing formula of Value Added Tax(VAT) among states and local governments following the observed imbalances in the sharing formula.
The governors resolved that they would not relent in their efforts in ensuring that the South East remains the Zone with the lowest      crime rate in the country.
Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime, Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, Theodore Orji, Ebonyi State Governor, Martin Elechi, Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere  and Anambra State Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke attended the meeting.

L-R: Deputy Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr Chime Oji, Speaker, Mr Eugene Odoh and member, Mr Mathew Ugwueze, addressing Women for Peace and Justice, South-East zone, during a peaceful rally over the abduction of school girls in Chibok, in Enugu recently. Photo: NAN
L-R: Deputy Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr Chime Oji, Speaker, Mr Eugene Odoh and member, Mr Mathew Ugwueze, addressing Women for Peace and Justice, South-East zone, during a peaceful rally over the abduction of school girls in Chibok, in Enugu recently. Photo: NAN