Monday 24 June 2024

Southern governors meet in Ogun State (PHOTOS)

Governors from the country’s southern region are meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital where issues of national interest will be discussed. 

The meeting started around 1:15 p.m. and is holding at the presidential Lodge in the Ogun state capital.

Governors of Lagos State and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum Babajide Sanwo-olu alongside other governors from Abia, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Osun, and deputy governors of Imo, Delta, are also at the meeting.

They were received by the governor of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun and other state officials.

The meeting took place at the presidential lodge, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta.

This is the first time the southern governors are meeting after the death of Rotimi Akeredolu, the former governor of Ondo.

Akeredolu, who died on December 27, 2023, was the last chairman of the southern governors’ forum.

Governors present at the meeting are Ademola Adeleke of Osun, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Bassey Otu of Cross River, Alex Otti of Abia, Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, and Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom.

The deputy governors at the meeting are Olayide Adelami of Ondo, Chinyere Ekomaru of Imo, and Monday Onyeme of Delta.

Sharing pictures from the meeting via X, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, said the southern governors will discuss issues affecting the region and the country.

The Southern Governors Forum serves as the collective body for the 17 governors from the Southern Nigeria.


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