Insecurity: Southern govs meet on state of Nigeria

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The Governors in the Southern part the country under the auspices the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum met on Tuesday evening to discuss the state the nation, the issue in the country.

It was gathered that the meeting which was held virtually involved 15 the 17 governors the south.

It was also gathered that the meeting was held on the instance of governors of Ondo, Delta, and Ebonyi States, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, Dr , and David Umahi, respectively. They are the chairmen of the governors forum in the South-West, South-South, and South-East.

Apart from the three conveners of the meeting, it was also attended by the doubles as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Nyesom (Rivers), Godwin Obaseki (), and Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo (deputy governor of Enugu represented the ).

Others are Douye Diri (Bayelsa), Emmanuel Udom (), Okezie Victor Ikpeazu (Abia), (), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).

At the meeting, the governors were said to have called for commitment and unity in addressing the issues that affect the country, Southern Nigeria. It was learnt that they said there was a need to put the country first in the face of the trying times.

A source stated that the governors had also agreed to meet in Asaba, the Delta State capital next week for another meeting in order to harmonize positions aimed at dousing the tension in the country as a result of .

The for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, confirmed the meeting but said he had details of the meeting.

He said, “’m aware of the meeting, it was held virtually. 15 of the 17 governors attended the meeting. ’m only aware of the extent of the meeting but don’t have the details.”