Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has emerged the chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum.
Akeredolu emerged chairman of the group at a Special Security Meeting of Governors from the South West region, held at the Ondo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.
The meeting was held to address the growing spate of insecurity in the South West Region.
The governors announced their decision to hold a regional security summit that will bring all critical stakeholders together to brainstorm on how to stem the tide of insecurity in the region.
The meeting was attended by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, and Governor Akeredolu.
Akeredolu, who emerged by a unanimous decision of the forum, said, that the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission has been directed to coordinate the summit aimed at further promoting the developmental agenda of the South West region.
According to him, the commission would also examine modalities that will help stem the tide of banditry, kidnapping and insecurity in the zone vis-a-vis the national agenda and response.
He said, “There’s urgent need to stem the tide of criminal activities and banditry in our region and as leaders, we must be proactive in our approach to addressing the issue.”
The governor disclosed that a consulting firm, KPMG, has been appointed to review the tenure of the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Oodua Investment Company, which has all the South West state govenments as shareholder