Governors from the South-South region has reached a decision to form the region’s own security outfit.
The Chairman of the South-South Governors Forum, Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed this on Thursday after a closed-door meeting of the governors.
“Today, five governors out of six in the zone have taken a far-reaching decision to bring back the BRACED Commission, and we have charged the Chairman of the commission, Ambassador Joel Keshi, to work out the modality and detail for the take-off of the security outfit.
“You are aware that this BRACED Commission had been in existence for the past 10 years but, over five years, it has been dormant and now we decided to revive it, to handle the issue of insecurity and other things in our region” Okowa said.
Governors at the meeting include, Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Emmanuel Udom (Akwaibom), Douye Diri (Bayelsa), Godwin Obaseki (Edo) and the host Okowa. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state was absent at the meeting.