Governors in the South Eastern States have been asked to identify with their kith and kin residing in various parts of the country.
The appeal was made by Igbo traditional rulers in the diaspora who called on Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State at the Government House, Owerri.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, their National President, HRH Eze Nwabueze H. Ohazuruike, Eze Nkpume II of Ndigbo, Lagos State, said intervention of and coordinated effort of the governors had become necessary now that Ndigbo are being subjected to inhuman treatment across the country.
He cited the indiscriminate killings of Ndigbo in the north, saying that it is unacceptable to them as traditional rulers of their people in the diaspora.
The royal father commended Gov. Okorocha for setting up the Community Government Council (CGC) and asked that the State Government should extend it to those in the diaspora.
According to Eze Ohazuruike, this will help them work closely and relate well, with their various governors.
In his response, Gov. Okorocha promised to issue them with staff of office as a mark of government’s endorsement of their positions as Eze Ndigbo in their various domains.
While he commended their efforts in organising Ndigbo in the Diaspora, he urged the people to ensure peaceful co-existence with their host states and to respect the hosts’ tradition and authority. The governor also promised to extend the CGC.