Details Emerge as Southwest Governors Meet Behind Closed-Doors, Visit Tinubu in Lagos

Details Emerge as Southwest Governors Meet Behind Closed-Doors, Visit Tinubu in Lagos

  • The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, hosted his southwest colleagues in the nation's commercial capital
  • All the governors from the southwest region were present at the meeting with the exception of Oyo governor who was represented by his deputy
  • After the meeting, the governors visited the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, at his residence in Ikoyi

State House, Lagos - Members of the Southwest Governors Forum, on Tuesday, October 26, met in Lagos state to discuss issues of interest to the region.

A statement posted on the Facebook page of the Lagos state government and sighted by indicates Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted his colleagues at the State House.

Southwest Governors Meet in Lagos, Visit APC Leader Tinubu
Southwest governors meet in Lagos after which they paid a courtesy visit to the APC leader, Bola Tinubu. Photo credits: The Lagos State Government, Adegboyega Oyetola
Source: Facebook

Out of the six governors in the region, five were present at the meeting which started at 4.30pm and held behind closed doors.

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After one hour and 30 minutes, the governors rose from the meeting and offered no detailed information on matters discussed.

Security, Oodua Group matters discussed

Addressing news, the chairman of the forum and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, gave a brief statement on their discussion, disclosing that part of their deliberations bordered on the security situation in the region.

Akeredolu revealed there was also discussion on Oodua Group, a company owned by all six southwest states.

He, however, declined to give further details, pointing out that the forum was not willing to share full information on the meeting.

His words:

“We, the six governors of the southwest under the Southwest 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.

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“At the end, we agreed on a few things; a number of them, which have to do with security, are not what we can discuss in the open. This short address is just to let you (pressmen) know we met today but we don’t want our decisions discussed in the open.”

Governors visit Tinubu after meeting

Taking to his Facebook page, Governor Oyetola of Osun state disclosed he and his colleagues after the meeting paid a courtesy visit to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and an elder statesman, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at his residence in Ikoyi.

He said:

"We used the opportunity to appreciate God for granting him sound health and his safe return to the country.
"It is our prayers that God will continue to strengthen and preserve him for many years to come."

Afenifere chieftains visit Tinubu in Lagos

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In other news, leaders of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, also recently paid a visit to Tinubu at his home in Lagos.

The visitors include Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Supo Sonibare, Oba Olaitan Oladipo, and retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Tunji Alapini.

The visit came days after Tinubu returned from a medical trip to the United Kingdom where he underwent knee surgery.


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