The Southeast Governors Forum declared that it will mark May 30 as a day to commemorate the millions of Igbo who lost their lives in the civil war. This was revealed by the Governor of the State of Ebonyi, Engr Dave Umahi, who also serves as chair of the forum.

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He said there was the need to set aside a date to honour the Igbo who died during the three-year war, insisting there was nothing wrong with it, adding that if a proposal to do so comes before the southeast governors, they would give it consideration.

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His words:

“People are beginning to say that even beyond the issue of sitting at home, there is a need to set aside a date to honour our brothers and sisters who died during the civil war and there is nothing wrong with doing that.

If it comes before the southeast governors, we would give it consideration and put conditions and one of them would be that if anyone decides to do otherwise, you must allow the person to exercise his or her rights.”

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