SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS TO CONFER ON INSECURITY

SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS TO CONFER ON INSECURITY

Governors of the southwestern states have decided to hold a regional security summit that will bring all critical stakeholders together. The summit will essentially address the growing spate of insecurity in the region.
Speaking after a special meeting at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja on Friday.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the DAWN Commission has been directed to coordinate the summit aimed at further promoting the developmental agenda of the southwest region.

“There’s an urgent need to stem the growth of criminal activities and banditry in our region and as leaders, we must be proactive in our approach to addressing the issue,” Akeredolu said.

He stated further that a consulting firm, KPMG has been appointed to review the tenure of the Group Managing Director of Oodua Investment Company, which has all the southwest State Governments as shareholders.

The meeting, which was attended by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu; Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde; and the Governor, State of Osun, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, unanimously adopted Mr. Akeredolu as the chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum.


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