In continuation with their regular meetings in pursuant of the actualisation of the much proposed regional integration towards harmonization of uniformed economic, fiscal and social policies in the south western states of Nigeria, the Governors of the geo political zone have met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital to form common font.
The meeting was furtherance of resolution of the governors of the six states in the south west to meet on a regular basis to continue to pursue a unified framework for tackling the development challenges, economic integration and other issues bothering on constitutional amendment.
Those in the meeting were the host, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, his counterparts Mr. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Mr Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun who was represented by his deputy, and Barrister Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo to deliberate on a way forward and form common stand.
The governors except Fayose first attended the opening ceremony of 2017 National Women’s Summit organised by Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) under the leadership of Mrs Florence Ajimobi at International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, before moved to Oyo State Government House, Agodi for the meeting.
Speaking with Journalists after the meeting which was not more than two hours, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu who was supported by Ayodele Fayose said they are meeting to form a common font on issues affecting the zone irrespective of the political parties.
According to him, “The meeting was held to take some critical decisions in respect of the mission of the development agenda for Western Nigeria, for which all the state governments in the region have declared their commitment.
“You can see my good friend Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti besides me, we are here to deliberate on how to move the zone forward. Parts of our discussion bothers on constitutional review.
“There are agitations here and there over the review of our constitution, and as a geo political zone, there is need for us to discuss some issues affecting us and come out with common agenda on issues affecting us as a zone”.