Okowa, Wike, Udom Meet To Discuss South-South Economic Growth
Three Governors in South-South region, Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State on Monday held a closed-door meeting, discussing the economic growth of the region.
The meeting which was held at the government house, Asaba is aimed at boosting economic activities in the South – South region of the country and reviving the BRACED commission.
Governor Udom of Akwa Ibom State after the meeting disclosed that the main issues discussed at the meeting include security of the South-South region, revival of the BRACED commission and boosting economic growth.
“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.
BRACED is an acronym of the names of the six states of the South-South geo-political zone including Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta.
The commission was formed to foster economic development and integration of the oil rich region and to collectively pursue economic cooperation and integration with the sole objective of accelerating and improving the development of the region.