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Umahi Resigns As Chairman Of South-East Security Committee, Laments Lack Of Funding

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The Chairman, South-East Safety Committee, Obi Umahi has resigned from the place.

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On August 31, 2019, members of the South-East Governors Discussion board had appointed Umahi because the chairman of the committee.



The Committee was charged to draft a framework for the institution of a South-East joint safety outfit to cater to the safety wants of the zone.

Lastly, on April 11, 2021, South-East governors determined to take their destinies into their arms and deal with the fast-deteriorating safety state of affairs within the area with the revealing of the brand new safety outfit codenamed Ebube Agu.

Ebube Agu, that means worry of a lion in Ibo, is long-established after the Southwest safety outfit, Amotekun, launched early final 12 months amidst furore from the safety establishments.

However Umahi, a former Common Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Military, in his resignation letter dated June 4, 2021, titled, “Resignation As Chairman South East Safety Committee – Ebubeagu,” and addressed to the Chairman of the South-East Governor’s Discussion board disclosed that his Committee was by no means funded neither was workplace offered for them by the period, Punch experiences.

The letter learn partly, “Since this Safety Committee was shaped, we deliberated and agreed on methods to boost safety consciousness all the way down to the neighborhood degree in Igbo land, mode of operations, logistics and a few varieties of gear required, akin to drones, autos, and many others. We additionally crafted the Idea of SE Safety.

“Moreover, I chaired a 21-man Committee set as much as draft a authorized framework for the SE Safety outfit. The committee was composed of members of the SE Safety committee, the Lawyer Generals of the 5 South-East States and a few distinguished Igbo little children. The 21-man Authorized Framework Committee was funded to completion by the Governor of Ebonyi State.

“On eleventh April 2021, SE Governors introduced the formation of EBUBEAGU at Owerri. Subsequently, the draft authorized framework produced by the 21-man Committee was reviewed by SE Safety Committee members and the Lawyer Generals of the 5 SE States to go well with South East Ebubeagu Safety outfit.”

“The SE Safety Committee completely ready and submitted the modalities, together with the construction, for the take-off of EBUBEAGU to the Governors’ Discussion board through the safety of South East Governors’ Discussion board, attended by the President Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and another Igbo leaders offered a request that Ebubeagu needs to be collectively rolled out as a matter of urgency and in addition funded by the Authorities of the 5 SE States. From inception to this point, SE Safety Committee was by no means funded in any respect in any capability and never even an workplace area was offered.

“At this juncture that EBUBEAGU will quickly come absolutely on-stream, I respectfully request that Your Excellencies kindly allow me to resign my appointment because the chairman, SE Safety Committee. Within the spirit of my like to serve Ndigbo, I can guarantee you that I’ll at all times be obtainable to advise on the success of EBUBEAGU for free of charge, simply as I served because the Chairman of South East Safety Committee from 31 August 2019 until date for free of charge straight or not directly to the 5 South East State Authorities, teams and particular person. I extremely admire Your Excellencies for the chance you gave me to serve Ndigbo.

“Please be assured of my loyalty, respect and settle for my highest regards of your esteemed issues.”

The letter was copied to the President Common, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, George Obiozor and Director-Common, South East Governors’ Discussion board.

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