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Governors from the South-West gather in Lagos to address security and other issues.

The governors of the South-West met in Lagos Monday to discuss concerns affecting their shared heritage. Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and Babajide Sanwo-Olu attended the meeting, which was held at the Lagos House in Marina.

Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, was represented by Rauf Olaniyan, his deputy.

Fayemi, on the other hand, exited the stadium before the team addressed the press.

After the meeting, Chairman of the Forum Akeredolu spoke with press and revealed that part of their discussions focused on the region’s security condition.

Akeredolu said there was also discussion on Oodua Group, a company owned by all six South-West states, but declined to give further details.

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He said that the Forum was not willing to share full information on the meeting.

He said: “We, the six governors of the South-West, under the South-West Governors’ Forum, met today. We deliberated on a number of common and personal issues. We also deliberated on our common heritage, which is the Oodua Group of Companies.

“At the end, we agreed on few things, which have to do with security. This short address is just to let you (newsmen) know we met today but we don’t want our decisions discussed in the open.”

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