The six States’ Governors of Southwestern Nigeria have met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital to discuss some issues fundamental to the development of the Region.
The Governors who met behind closed doors for about two hours spoke through the Ondo State Governmnor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.
Governor Akeredolu said the meeting agreed on the need to present a common position on the constitution amendment before the National Assembly and also recognized the State Houses of Assembly and other stakeholders within the region so as to bringing them on board at achieving the goal.
Akeredolu said, other issues of common interest, that are fundamental to the growth and development of the region were also discussed.
The governors according to him are coming together to find solutions to some of the common problems affecting the region.
“As you can see we are all Governors from this part of the country and we met to have discussion on very important issues that we are concerned about, very topical. And the meeting went very well and the issues we discussed we reached Consensus on them.
“All of us here are brothers, so what we are doing is, as one from Oduduwa, all of us being brothers, we are finding solutions to matter that we believe is of common interest to all of us, and we are doing it together.
“There are many things affecting us as you all know, it is so clear to us that there is move for issue of constitution amendment, and as expected we believe that, we know as a group, as leaders of this zone what should be our interest, so we want to present a common position and have our Houses of Assembly and other stakeholders who believe in us to come along with us on issues that we have agreed on and believe are fundamental and common to our interest”
Present at the meeting were: Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN,( Ondo State ); Rauf Aregbesola , ( Osun State); Akinwunmi Ambode, ( Lagos State); Ayodele Fayose,( Ekiti State) and the Deputy Governor of Ogun, Chief Yetunde Onanuga who represented her Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Strategic members of the States’ Executive Council of each of the six states within the sub region were also in attendance.