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Southwest governors to hold summit over growing insecurity

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Worried by the growing spate of insecurity in the zone, Southwest states governors have decided to hold a regional security Summit to bring all critical stakeholders together to brainstorm on how to stem the tide.

Speaking after a special meeting at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, yesterday, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the DAWN Commission has been directed to coordinate the Summit aimed at further promoting the developmental agenda of the zone, adding: “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.”

He added 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 also attended by Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), unanimously adopted Akeredolu as the Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum.

The thereafter Forum resolved to reconvene at a later date for further deliberations.


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