Southwest Governors, Stakeholders Hold Security Summit In Ibadan
The South-west governors and other stakeholders in the zone, today held an emergency security summit at the Theophilus Ogulesi Hall, Opposite UCH, Queen Elizabeth Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, to discuss the way-out of the security challenges in the zone.
The South West Security Summit which was was midwifed by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), had all the Governors of the six states in the South West in attendance.
This summit was organised following the ugly trend of insecurity in the South West region of the country. The host Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will gave the opening remark while Arakunrin Akeredolu will declared the summit open.
Speaking at the summit, Governor Oluwarotimi who is the chairman of the Southwest governors forum stated that the need for the summit is as a result of the commitment of the southwest governors forum towards ensuring that there is an abrupt end to the security challenges that is making the region unsafe for its people.
He explained that the people of the southwest region are peace-loving people and the various insecurity incidents being recorded in the region are done by unscrupulous elements. The Yoruba people he said are unique, and the southwest governors are united to ensure that every state must locate the sources of threat with a view to curtail security issues at the short and long run.
Present at the summit are the Dr.John Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, His Excellency Mr.Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Dr.Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, His Excellency Mr.Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state And Engr.Seyi Makinde of Oyo state
The Governor thanked every stakeholders present at the event which was held at the the Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, Opposite UCH, Queen Elizabeth Road.
And urged them to uphold the culture of the Yoruba land, if peace love and unity. And promised that security issues will be taken seriously under his watch as the chairman of the south west governor’s forum.