The meeting of Nigerian Southern Governor’s Forum in the Coal City – Enugu have come and gone but the glamour and fruitfulness of the historical gathering resounds in the sands of time.
Thursday, 16th September 2021 unveiled yet again the Coal City State’s hospitality- hosting capacity under the humble leadership of the white and gentle lion, His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi.
From the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, the Distinguished Guests were warmly received with colorful Wawa cultural dance troops, signifying the role of Enugu as the capital of Igboland and epicenter of peace and tranquility in today’s Nigeria.
Thrilled by regimented Police Parade formed at the glorious Lion Building Parade Ground, the guests took national salute in allegiance to the purpose of Building the Nation.
Turn by turn, step by step, the nationalistic Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ushered His Excellencies into the Lion Building for onward discussion, resolution and affirmation of critical issues affecting the Peace, Security and Progress of the Nation.
The Enugu Affirmation
Following the Asaba 12-Resolutions, the Enugu Affirmation became imperative as a clarion call and reassurance of the Asaba Resolution. The Enugu Affirmation streams thus:
1. Anti- Open Grazing Laws.
2. Regional Security Outfits.
3. Fiscal Federalism.
4. VAT – Powers of the States.
5. Satisfaction on Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and ownership of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
6. Recognition and Endorsement of Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the ” Shining Star” of the East.
7. Next President of Nigeria must come from the Southern part of Nigeria.
Indisputably, the Enugu Affirmation is centred on Nation Building, Peaceful Coexistence , Egalitarianism, Security and Welfare of the Citizenry.
The Affirmation gave rise to a compact for Building a new Nigeria wherein Equity, Peace and Fair- Play is unequivocally entrenched.
A brief overview by
Henry Nnanna Okeke, Esq
(Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State)