COVID-19: Forum tasks South-East governors on unified lockdown policy

 A pan-Igbo grassroots socio- organisation, Imeobi Igbo Forum, has advised the South-East governors to embrace unified lockdown procedures and programmes within the to check the spread of Coronavirus.

The National President of the forum, Dr Mike Ikegulu, gave the advice a statement issued on Tuesday Enugu.

Ikegulu noted that state the had its own policy on the lockdown that different from others, adding “while Anambra has locked down the state, Imo people are still moving around.
“We are reminded that we are of the same stock, with similar culture and sensibilities.

“We are asking for a unified total shutdown of the South-East states for two weeks as an interim measure.

“We call on the South-East governors to get their acts and pull one direction; otherwise, the desired result may not be achieved,’’ he said.
Ikegulu, however, appreciated the efforts of the governors of the and the sacrifices of Igbo people to the deadly virus.

He noted that there already a platform, that is, South-East Governors’ Forum, which the governors could act on behalf of their people.
“The orum should also persuade the Federal Government to release whatever that is due to the South-East (money and materials) as a matter of urgency. people cannot be lockdown in starvation,’’ he said. (NAN)