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June 24, 2024

Sanwo-Olu, Obaseki, Otti, others arrive Abeokuta, as southern governors meet in Ogun

Southern Governors

No fever than 10 governors have arrived Abeokuta, Ogun State, for the meeting of the Southern Governors’ Forum.

The meeting is holding at the Presidential Lodge, Ibara Housing, Abeokuta.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and Chairman of Southwest Governors’ Forum, led the pack of early callers at the meeting.

He was received by the host governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Other governors who have arrived are: Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Alex Otti (Abia), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Ademola Adeleke (Osun), Bassey Otu (Cross River)

Also on the ground are deputy governors, Chinyere Ekomaru (Imo), Monday Onyeme (Delta), and Olayide Adelami (Ondo).

Governors from all the 17 southern states are expected at the meeting.

Though the agenda of the meeting is not known yet, the southern governors are meeting for the first time after the death of late Rotimi Akeredolu, former Governor of Ondo State, who was the chairman of the forum until his demise.

The forum has not elected a new chairman after Akeredolu’s death in December 2023.

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