Regional integration: Okowa, Wike, Udom meet in Asaba

——By Unue Emeka,————-

Faced with the need for regional integration, Governors of Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike and Emmanuel Udom respectively have resolved to work for the interest of Niger-Delta region and the nation at large.

From Left: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; his Rivers and Akwa-Ibom counterparts, Barr. Nyesom Wike and Mr Emmanuel Udom addressing Journalists, shortly after a meeting in Government House, Asaba, Delta State.


The three governors rising from a closed-door meeting; stated that the meeting was in the interest of the nation and to boost economic activities in the South South region, stressing that it is important that the area is peaceful for economic growth.

Briefing the press after the meeting which took place at the Government House, Asaba, Governor Udom of Akwa Ibom State who was flanked by his colleagues disclosed that security of the region and the revival of the BRACED (Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Edo, Delta) Commission were the main issues discussed at the meeting.

According to him, “we are principally here to discuss economic issues as it affects the region; on behalf of our colleagues in the South South states, we met to see how we can revive the BRACED Commission and boost security in the region.”

“There is the need for us to ensure that the area is safe, with the increase in the quantum of oil production, there is need to boost security in the region, in the interest of our region and the country,” he said.

He emphasised, “mainly, we looked at economic issues, how to revive the BRACED Commission and the issue of security in the region.”

Governor Udom and Wike arrived at the Asaba International Airport and were received by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at exactly 2 pm from where they went to the Government House for the closed door meeting.

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