Leaders of South East zone will meet in Ebonyi this November to address pertinent issues concerning the zone.
The two-day leadership program is slated for November 22 and 23 and is designed to chart a new course for Ndigbo.
The retreat is Organised in collaboration with Nzuko Ummuna, an Igbo Think Tank of committed professionals at home and the Diaspora and it is expected to attract National Assembly members; members of the state Houses of Assembly, former top public officeholders among others.
In a release made available to newsman by the Secretary of Retreat Planning sub- committee on Media and Publicity Committee, Collins Ugwu, he noted that Governor Umahi who is the host, will roll out Ebonyi’s hospitality to welcome his brother governors to the epoch retreat.
He noted that the governors had all individually been engaged and they endorsed the programme as timely and, one that should be supported to produce enduring outcomes.
Stating that former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Enwo Gary-Igariwey who is chairman of the main organising committee, will next week fully unveil the concept of the retreat.
“Aside all the governors and all federal legislators of Alaigbo expected, other critical stakeholders of the entire Igbo collectives are upbeat about the prospects of this gathering, because they are being reached methodically and comprehensively”, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU), a major Igbo grassroots umbrella and advocate of regional development through economic integration, has queued behind the noble idea, calling for all hands to be on deck to give it the success it deserved.
ASETU in its emphatic goodwill message to Nzuko Umunna, stated that the synergy being pioneered by the retreat organisers was in tandem with their declared philosophy to accelerates the development of South East region with a purpose-driven, think-home investment initiative also known as Aku ruo ulo.