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Insecurity: Mbah Visits Tinubu Over Developments In Enugu

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President Bola Tinubu yesterday held a closed door meeting with Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Although Tinubu and Mbah did not speak to reporters after the meeting, The Eastern Updates however gathered from credible sources that the meeting was connected to insecurity and matters about the development of the state.

Meanwhile, Governor Mbah has repeatedly maintained that he would transform the state from a public sector to a private sector-driven economy and raise its Gross Domestic Product from its current $4.4 billion to $30 billion through private sector investment.

The governor had stated his intention to work with the federal government and foreign organisations to advance the economy of Enugu.

On Wednesday, he met with the World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, at the Bank’s country office in Abuja and equally participated in the National Economic Council meeting by Vice President Kashim Shettima on Thursday.

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Mr Mbah has argued that his resolve to encourage private sector investment would be impossible without addressing insecurity and ending the infamous sit-at-home order in the state often enforced by a faction of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The governor, in June, banned the Monday sit-at-homein the state, explaining that the illegal order was killing the “spirit of entrepreneurship, commerce and creativity” of Igbo people in the region.

IPOB had, in August 2021, introduced the sit-at-home order every Monday across the South-east to protest the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, but the separatist group would later suspend the order.

The group said that the order would instead be obeyed whenever Mr Kanu, who is standing trial on alleged terrorism, appears in court.

A leader of Autopilot, a faction of the IPOB, Simon Ekpa, has, however, continued to declare sit-at-home orders in the region despite being suspended by the IPOB faction led by Mr Kanu.

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