South-West Governors hold closed door meeting in Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday evening hosted a meeting of the Members of South-West Governors Forum (SWGF) at State House, Marina, Lagos.

The meeting held behind closed door, the governors gathered, discussed insecurity, investment, and other issues of interest to the region.

Five Governors of (Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Ogun and Lagos) States, attended in persons, while Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, was represented by his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan.

Briefing newsmen at the end of the 90 minutes meeting, the chairman of the Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, gave a brief statement on their discussion, disclosing that part of their deliberations centered on the security situation in the region.

He said the meeting  also discussed the Oodua Group, a company owned by all six Southwest States, but declined to give further details. He pointed out that the Forum was not willing to share full information on the meeting.

“We, the six Governors of the Southwest under the Southwest Governors’ Forum met today. We deliberated on a number of common and personal issues. We also deliberated on our common heritage, which is the Oodua Group of Companies.

“At the end, we agreed on a few things; a number of them, which have to do with security, are not what we can discuss in the open. This short address is just to let you (pressmen) know we met today but we don’t want our decisions discussed in the open”, he said.

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