On Tuesday, October 26, governors from the country’s south-west convened at the Lagos House in the state’s Marina district.
Rotimi Akeredolu, Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, presided over the meeting, which was also attended by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and Kayode Fayemi, the host governor (Ekiti).
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was not present, so his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, stood in for him.
Governor Akeredolu revealed that part of their deliberations focused on the region’s security issue and ideas on how to address it after the meeting, which lasted several hours behind closed doors.
They also talked about the Oodua Group, which is controlled by the six states of the South West
Olabode Olatudne, the Chief Press Secretary of Akeredolu released a statement which read;
“We deliberated on a number of issues that we have common ground and National issues.
“We deliberated on our common heritage which is the Oodua group of companies. At the end of the day, we agreed on some things; and it is not something we want to discuss in the open, especially the ones on security.”
Also, the national leader of the APC Bola Tinubu was visited by the South-West Governors. Recall that Bola Tinubu got back to Nigeria after completing his medical trip in the UK.