Security Intervention: Southern Governors Meet In Asaba
Southern Nigerian Governors Forum (SNGF) are currently meeting in Asaba, Delta State capital to discuss issues of insecurity and other matters affecting the regions and Nigeria as a whole.
Those physically in attendance include Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Rivers State Governor, Nysome Wike; Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi; Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun; Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano; Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; among others.
They were received by the host, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
17 Governors from the Southern part of Nigeria have arrived at the Delta State Government House in Asaba for the Southern Governors Forum Meeting. pic.twitter.com/uoMtbpiHfV
— Delta State Government (@DSGovernment) May 11, 2021
Governor Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement on Tuesday said the meeting is an intervention by the governors to jointly brainstorm and address burning issues in the Southern part of Nigeria.
The regional security meeting is holding less than twenty hours after Governor Sanwo-Olu hosted a very crucial stakeholders meeting on security in Lagos, to address the challenges posed to the state.
Like Lagos, the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum meeting is expected to critically evaluate the current security situation in the country, the implications for southern Nigeria and proffer an immediate and long-term solution so as to keep the region safe and secure for the citizens.
The Southern Nigeria Governors Forum is the umbrella body for all the seventeen governors in the South-West, South-South, and South-East geo-political zones of Nigeria.