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South East governors meet in Enugu over Ekwueme’s burial


Late Alex Ekwueme

The governors of the South East geopolitical zone met yesterday in Enugu and deliberated on preparations for the burial of late elder statesman and former Vice President, Chief Dr. Alex Ekwueme who will be buried on Friday, February 2, 2018.

Briefing journalists after the meeting, chairman of South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi stated that the governors were very committed to the programme. He stressed that the meeting “underscores the seriousness the governors have attached to this important burial of our late father”.

Umahi noted that the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who was represented by his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, was “out of the South East” and couldn’t attend the meeting in person.


He added that the governors studied the budget for the burial, disclosing that the timetable was out and the details are with the Director General of the forum.

He said that the forum also reviewed its previous deliberations on the railway for the South East, gas to industrial zones and other issues such as the recently held South East Economic Summit.

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