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SOUTHERN GOVERNORS MEET IN LAGOS TO DISCUSS WEIGHTY ISSUES

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Some southern  Nigerian’s governors, have arrived in Lagos House, Ikeja, Lagos, today, July 5 to discuss about different issues affecting the country.

We learnt that part of what they wanted to deliberate on was the re-arrest of Nigeria Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB, and recent attack on his counterpart, Sunday Igboho, popularly, called, “Sunday Igboho,” leader of Yoruba Nation agitation.

The meeting, which is a follow-up to the last one held in Asaba, Delta State on May 11, will also discuss and review the state of the nation as it affects the geo-political zones.

As  at 10: 50 am, among early arrival at the meeting are: Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Oyo State Governor,Seyi Makinde,  Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi and Governor of Akwa Ibom,Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Others represented by their deputies are: Edo State, Philip Shaibu and Ebonyi State, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe. Members of the forum are being ushered in by the host, Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu.

They were expected also to discuss issues bothering on insecurity, true federalism, open grazing, state police, restructuring, food security, among others. It will also discuss the level of achievements of the resolutions arrived at the last meeting and chart the way forward.

The main objective is to further articulate collective interest and reiterate commitment to a united Nigeria capable of guaranteeing equity, fairness and justice in an atmosphere of true federalism.

The three Southern zones are faced with common challenges, ranging from: worsening security, worsening security, separatist agitation, socio-economic, open grazing, state police, restructuring, food security, among others.

The first time the Southern governors met was in 2001 in Lagos under the auspices of the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju BolaTinubu. Similar event was also, convened in Lagos during the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Those present besides the host, Governor Ambode were: Governors of Ogun, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; Oyo, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Ebonyi, David Umahi; Edo, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Ondo, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; Abia, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu; Enugu, Mr. Henry Ugwuanyi; Bayelsa, Mr. Seriaki Dickson and Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. Governors of Cross River, Anambra, and Delta, were represented by their Deputies – Mr. Evara Esu; Dr. Ikem Okeke and Mr. Kingsley Otuaru respectively.

We will post the detail information later.

Written by: Busayo Babs

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