Ogun, Anambra Governors To Lead Southern Governors’ Forum

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has been elected at the new chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum.

Abiodun emerged as the Forum’s Chairman after the death of Former Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, emerged as the Vice Chairman.

The Southern Governors Forum is the umbrella body of all the 17 governors in South-West, South-South and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria.

The governors had a closed door meeting which lasted for  about five hours.

Abiodun while briefing newsmen after the meeting says,  “It is indeed an honour and a humble one at that, that I have been nominated to lead the Southern Governors’ Forum, along side with Professor Charles Soludo, the Governor of Anambra State as the Vice Chairman of this forum.

“First I  want to thank all the Governors, the 17 Governors for coming to Abeokuta today for this meeting, the first meeting after about three years. It underscores the commitment and the determination to ensure that the Southern States occupy by their pride of place.

“I also want to thank them for this confidence so reposed in myself and Professor Soludo and pledged that we will ensure that this confidence is justified. 

“We have discussed a whole ranging number of issues but because of time constraints, myself and Governor Soludo will made available to you pressmen the details of our communique that reflects our aspirations, our determination and the new and repositioned Southern Governors’ Forum.”

16 governors were in attendance, while the Govenror of Rivers State,  Siminalayi Fubara was absent.

 

The Southern Governors Forum meeting is holding about two weeks after Governor Sanwo-Olu was elected the Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum at a meeting held in Lagos.

 

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