Tinubu, Akpabio, Abbas, others to Attend Formal Unveiling of PISE-P and Grand Reception of Reps Deputy Speaker



Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, Chief of Staff to the President Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, and Governors of Southeast Nigeria are among the confirmed distinguished guests who will attend the formal unveiling of the Peace in the Southeast Project (PISE-P) and the grand reception of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu.

Also confirmed attending are His Royal Highness, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha; His Royal Highness, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; business tycoons Aliko Dangote; Chief Arthur Eze; Southeast legislators from the 10th National Assembly as well as their colleagues from both chambers of the National Assembly; state legislators; the Chairman and members of the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers; media moguls; and politicians from various political parties.

The reception and the unveiling of the project will take place on December 29, 2023, at the Bende Sports Arena in Abia State.

The occasion is being organised by the Peace in Southeast Project in conjunction with the people of Bende Local government area of Abia State, the constituent of the Deputy Speaker.

According to the Chairperson of the Media and Communication Committee of PISE-P, Mrs. Mary Ikoku all is set for the Home Coming reception and formal unveiling of the project.

The ceremony, she said, is organised in appreciation of the unwavering commitment of the Deputy Speaker to public service and outstanding contributions to the people of the Southeast region and the nation in general.

“The PISE-P team and his community take immense pride in the remarkable achievements and tireless efforts of the Deputy Speaker who has consistently demonstrated a profound dedication to the well-being and progress of our people.

“As the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, he has played and still playing a pivotal role in shaping policies that address the needs and aspirations of the people of Bende Local government Area, the people of Southeast, and the nation at large” she said.

“The PISE-P unveiling will mark the formal declaration of Peace in the Southeast as well as initiate the project’s implementation. The project aims to end not only insecurity in the region through dialogue with the combatants and key stakeholders but also set in motion the rebuilding of Southeast using the eight pillars of the project as tools for recovery, reconstruction, and regeneration of the economy and socio-political life of the people of the zone being ravaged by the crises.

“The pillars that are also vehicles for empowering and reintegrating the armed youths include Agriculture, Education, Leadership and good governance, Sports and Entertainment, culture, and Tourism among others”.