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‘We don’t want to discuss our decisions publicly’ — south-west governors meet on security

‘We don’t want to discuss our decisions publicly’ — south-west governors meet on security
October 26
23:15 2021

Governors of the south-west region, on Tuesday, met in Lagos state to discuss issues of interest concerning the region, including security challenges.


The governors, however, did not offer detailed information about the meeting.

Present at the meeting were Dapo Abiodun, Rotimi Akeredolu, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Kayode Fayemi, and Gboyega Oyetola, governors of Ogun, Ondo, Lagos, Ekiti, and Osun, respectively.

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


The meeting comes days after the recent attack on the Abolongo medium custodial centre in Oyo state.

The correctional facility, located in Oyo town, was attacked on Friday night by gunmen who killed some security operatives and freed hundreds of inmates.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, Rotimi Akeredolu, chairman of the south-west governors forum, said part of their deliberations was on the security situation in the region.


Akeredolu said they also discussed the Oodua Investment Company Limited, a conglomerate owned by the south-west states.

He, however, said the forum was not willing to share details about the meeting with the public.

“We, the six governors of the south-west under the south-west governors’ forum, met today and deliberated on a number of issues that we have in common,” he said.

“We also deliberated on our common heritage, which is the Oodua group of companies, and at at the end of the day, we agreed on a few things. A number of them that have to do with security is not what we want to discuss in the open.


“This short address is just to let you know we had this meeting and we arrived at a few things which we don’t want to discuss in the open.”


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