South-East Security Committee: Umahi resigns

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MAJOR Obi Abel Umahi (rtd) has resigned as chairman of East Security Committee which was formed on August 31, 2019.

Umahi tended his resignation in a letter dated June 4, 2021, entitled: “Resignation As Chairman east Security Committee – ” and addressed to chairman of East Governor’s Forum.

Part of letter which Realnews sighted reads: “Since this Security Committee was formed, we deliberated and agreed on ways to raise security consciousness down to community level in Igbo land, mode of operations, logistics and some types of equipment required, such as drones, vehicles etc. We also crafted Concept of SE Security.

“Additionally, I chaired a 21- Committee set up to draft a legal framework for the SE Security outfit. The committee was composed of members of SE Security committee, the Attorney generals of the five Se States and some prominent Igbo sons and daughters. The 21- Legal Framework Committee was funded to completion by the Governor of Ebonyi State.

“On 11th April, 2021, SE announced the formation of at Owerri. Subsequently, the draft legal framework produced by the 21- Committee was reviewed by SE Security Committee members and the Attorney Generals of the five Se States to suit East Security outfit.

“The SE Security Committee thoroughly prepared and submitted the modalities, including the structure, for the take-off of EBUBEAGU to the ’ Forum during the security of South East ’ Forum, attended by the President of Ohanaeze Worldwide and some other Igbo leaders a request EBUBEAGU should be jointly rolled out as a matter of urgency and also funded by the Government of the five SE States. From inception to date, SE Security Committee was never funded at all in any capacity and not even an space was provided.

“At this juncture EBUBEAGU soon come fully on-stream, I respectfully request Your Excellencies kindly permit me to resign my appointment as the chairman, SE Security Committee. in the spirit of my love to serve , i can assure you i always be available to advice on the of EBUBEAGU at no cost, just as i served as the Chairman of South East Security Committee from 31 August 2019 till date at no cost directly or indirectly to the five South East State Government, groups and individual. I highly appreciate Your Excellencies for the you gave me to serve .

“Please be assured of my loyalty, respect and accept my highest regards of your esteemed considerations.”

The letter was copied to Amb. (Prof) George Obiozor, president , Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and director , South East ’ Forum.