The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, alongside the five other governors of the South West, converged in Lagos State on Tuesday to discuss issues that affect the region.
Olaniyan, who represented Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State governor, was joined by Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Kayode Fayemi ((Ekiti), Dapo Abiodun and the host, Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).
Media officer to the Deputy governor, Seye Ajagbe disclosed in a statement on Wednesday morning.
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Speaking to the press after the event, the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, declared that the meeting was to discuss the way forward for the South West and discuss matters that affect the region.
According to the Ondo State Governor, pressing issues discussed were “Common heritage of the West, the Oodua group of companies and issues bothering on the security of the western states.
He stated that the content and agreement of the deliberations, which was held behind closed doors for about 2 hours and a half, will not be made public.
After the meeting, the Forum visited the National Leader of the APC and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at his private residence in Bourdillion street, Ikoyi.
Akeredolu said, “we deemed it fit to visit our leader who has returned home successfully and who is hale and hearty and to the glory of God Almighty, that is why we have visited him.”
He said the whole South West believes in the leadership of Tinubu, “and he has shown that he is doing his best to lead us, as he is not only a leader of the South West but a leader of the entire nation and the southwest lays first claim to him.”