A truce has been reached between governors of the five states in the South Eastern part of the country and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) over the need to carry out more coronavirus in the political zone.
The truce was announced by the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi on Sunday at the end of the forum’s meeting in Enugu.
The governors also directed that all Igbos living outside Igboland should obey all extant COVID -19 orders, including the ban on inter-state movement among others.
On community policing, the forum noted that the recent communication from the inspector general of police on community policing is not in tandem with the agreement reached by the governor’s with the police chief.
“In the circumstance, we cannot begin its implementation until the programme reflects our earlier agreement. The south -east governors and their leaders request the inspector general or police to revert to our initial agreement reached on community policing at Enugu,” the forum stated.
Present at the meeting were Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi state, Governor, Dave Umahi, Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Deputy Governors of Abia and Anambra states, Ude Okochukwu and Nkem Okeke respectively, and President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, among others.