Governor Sanwo-Olu Elected Chairman of South West Governors’ Forum

Governor Sanwo-Olu Elected Chairman of South West Governors’ Forum

By Habeeb Ibrahim 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Sanwo-Olu Babajide, has been elected as the new Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum. This was announced in a post shared on his social media platform.

According to him, the election took place at the end of the Forum’s meeting held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, today. The Forum also paid tribute to their late Chairman, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu, SAN, CON, who passed away recently.

During the meeting, the Governors discussed various issues affecting their states and reached several key resolutions. They expressed gratitude to the House of Representatives and South West Caucus for their efforts on the South West Development Commission Bill and urged the Senate to expedite its passage.

The Governors also commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road project and other initiatives, and called for further road rehabilitation by the Federal Government.

On security, the Governors advocated for the establishment of State Police and collaboration between security agencies and the Amotekun Corps. They also pledged their support for ongoing discussions on the Minimum Wage, with an expectation of fair outcomes that reflect fiscal federalism.

In addition, the Governors endorsed the Federal Government’s efforts on mineral resources and urged increased collaboration with states in granting leases to investors. They also agreed to bolster the efficiency of the DAWN Commission, with a focus on economic integration.

Here is the full post:

“After the conclusion of our South West Governors’ Forum meeting today at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, I was elected as the new Chairman of the forum.

Today, we honored the memory of our late Chairman, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu, SAN, CON, may his soul rest in peace.

During our discussions on various issues affecting our states, we reached the following resolutions:

We are grateful to the House of Representatives and South West Caucus for their efforts on the South West Development Commission Bill and urge the Senate to expedite its passage.

We commend Mr. President, H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road project and other initiatives, and we call for further road rehabilitation by the Federal Government.

On the matter of security, we are pleased with the peace in the South West and advocate for the establishment of State Police. Collaboration between security agencies and the Amotekun Corps is very important.

We stand united in supporting ongoing discussions on the Minimum Wage, with an expectation of fair outcomes that reflect fiscal federalism.

We endorse the Federal Government’s efforts on mineral resources and urge increased collaboration with states in granting leases to investors.

We have agreed to bolster the efficiency of the DAWN Commission, with a focus on economic integration.

These decisions and more are aimed at advancing the development and prosperity of our South West States.”

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