Tuesday, 24 October 2017

[REVEALED] What Southern Governors Discussed In Lagos

The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was absent on Monday as governors of southern states of Nigeria met in Lagos where they unanimously reiterated their call for true federalism and devolution of powers to states.

The governors, in a communique at the end of the meeting read by the host and Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, also resolved to collaborate with one another for the growth and development of their economies.

The meeting was attended by governors of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun; Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi; Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, Ebonyi, David Umahi; and Edo, Godwin Obaseki.

Others are governors of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu; Enugu, Henry Ugwuanyi; Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson and Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

The governors of Cross River, Anambra and Delta were represented by their deputies – Evara Esu, Ikem Okeke and Kingsley Otuaru respectively.

[REVEALED] What Southern Governors Discussed In Lagos

According to PREMIUM TIMES, Okorocha was absent.

It was observed that unlike his counterparts from Anambra, Delta and Cross River who could not be at the event but sent representatives, when the communique was read, no mention was made of Mr. Okorocha’s representative at the summit.

Continuing with the communique at the Lagos House on Monday, Mr. Ambode said the governors after extensive deliberations, also emphasized priority on security and lives and property of citizens of the regions, while also resolving to work on effective linkage on good infrastructure across the 17 states in the region.

At the meeting, Mr. Ambode was unanimously appointed as the Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF) while Messrs. Dickson and Umahi of Bayelsa and Ebonyi states respectively, were appointed co- chairmen of the forum.

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