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South-West Governors hold crucial meeting in Lagos

In a significant development for the South-West region, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu convened a crucial closed-door meeting with his counterparts from the six states in the geo-political zone at the Lagos House in Ikeja. The meeting, which began around noon, brought together governors from Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, and Lagos states.

Key attendees included Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun, and Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti, with Governor Sanwo-Olu hosting the event.

The South-West Governors Forum serves as the umbrella body for all six governors in the region. The primary aim of this gathering was to address critical issues affecting both the South-West zone and Nigeria as a whole. Although specific details of the agenda were not disclosed, it is widely believed that the discussions focused on security, economic development, and inter-state cooperation.

The closed-door nature of the meeting, held in Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Office within the Lagos House premises, underscored the gravity of the matters under consideration. This confidentiality highlights the importance and sensitivity of the issues being deliberated.


Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasised the significance of unity among the South-West states in tackling shared challenges. The governors collectively expressed their commitment to working collaboratively to enhance the well-being of their citizens and promote regional development.

As the meeting progresses, there is anticipation that joint resolutions and actionable plans will emerge to address the pressing issues faced by the South-West region. The outcomes of this gathering are expected to have far-reaching implications for the entire country, showcasing a strong regional unity and proactive governance.

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