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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (right); Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State; Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State during the SouthWest Governor’s meeting in Ibadan…yesterday.


Governors from South-west geo-political zone yesterday met in Ibadan and agreed to present a common position on the proposed constitutional amendment, their political differences not withstanding.

Governors at the meeting included Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) , Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti) and Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos). Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State was represented by his Deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga.

Addressing journalists, Akeredolu said the meeting centered on the common interests of the region.“ We are from Oduduwa. All of us being brothers, are finding solutions to matters that are of common interest to all of us and we are doing it together. We want to present a common position and have our Houses of Assemblies and other stakeholders who believe in us to come along with us on issues we believe are fundamental to our interest.”

Briefing State House Correspondents yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, said the three pieces of legislation are Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy (Establishment) Bill, 2017.

The college would be sited in Enugu, to provide courses of instruction leading to the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates in dental technology, dental therapy and related courses.The second is the Air Force Institute of Technology of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2017.

The Institute to be situated in Kaduna, is to give technical training to the personnel of the Nigerian Air Force and other services of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Nigerians and citizens of other African countries.

The National Intelligence Agency Pensions (Establishment) Bill, 2017, is to administer the pensions scheme for personnel of the Agency, sequel to the exit of the Agency from the application of the Contributory Pension’s Scheme under the Pension’s Reform Act, 2004.

He said that these Acts, have accordingly, upon assent been remitted to the National Assembly and other appropriate authorities as laws of the Federation.

The National Intelligence Agency Pensions (Establishment) Bill, 2017, is to administer the pensions scheme for personnel of the Agency, sequel to the exit of the Agency from the application of the Contributory Pension’s Scheme under the Pension’s Reform Act, 2004.

He said that these Acts, have accordingly, upon assent been remitted to the National Assembly and other appropriate authorities as laws of the Federation.

Meanwhile, governors from South-west geo-political zone yesterday met in Ibadan and agreed to present a common position on the proposed constitutional amendment, their political differences mot withstanding.

Governors at the meeting included Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) , Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti) and Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos States). Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State was represented by his Deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga.

Addressing journalists, Akeredolu said the meeting centered on the common interests of the region.“ We are from Oduduwa. All of us being brothers, are finding solutions to matters that are of common interest to all of us and we are doing it together.”


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