Forum of South-West Governors met in Lagos State on Tuesday, October 26 to discuss insecurity, investment, and other issues of interest to the region.
The governors members of the forum were hosted by governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House.
The meeting is coming just three days after gunmen attacked a prison in Ibadan and freed inmates.
Five Governors of member States were present at the meeting, which started at 4:30 pm and held behind closed doors.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, was represented by his deputy, Mr. Rauf Olaniyan.
After the meeting, the chairman of the Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, gave a brief statement on their discussion, disclosing that part of their deliberations centered on the security situation in the region.
Akeredolu revealed there was also discussion on Oodua Group, a company owned by all six Southwest States, but declined to give further details. He pointed out that the Forum was not willing to share full information on the meeting.
“We, the six Governors of the Southwest under the Southwest Governors’ Forum met today. We deliberated on a number of common and personal issues. We also deliberated on our common heritage, which is the Oodua Group of Companies.
“At the end, we agreed on a few things; a number of them, which have to do with security, are not what we can discuss in the open. This short address is just to let you (pressmen) know we met today but we don’t want our decisions discussed in the open.”