The details of the meeting of the Governors in the Southern part of the country under the auspices of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum have emerged.
Naija News reports that the meeting which was held on Tuesday was conveyed to discuss the state of the nation, particularly the issue of insecurity in the country.
It was also gathered that the meeting was held on the instance of Rotimi Akeredolu, Ifeanyi Okowa, and David Umahi, chairmen of the governors’ forum in the South-West, South-South, and South-East.
The meeting which was held virtually was said to have been attended by 15 out of the 17 governors of the south.
According to reports, the meeting was attended by the Ekiti State Governor who doubles as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), and Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo, deputy governor of Enugu who represented the state governor.
Others are Douye Diri (Bayelsa), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Okezie Victor Ikpeazu (Abia), Hope Uzodimma (Imo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).
At the meeting, the governors were said to have called for commitment and unity in addressing the issues that affect the country, particularly Southern Nigeria.
The governors also said there was a need to put the country first in the face of the trying times.
They, however, agreed to meet in Asaba, the Delta State capital next week for another meeting in order to harmonize positions aimed at dousing the tension in the country as a result of insecurity.