Sanwo-Olu to host Southern Governors
Southern governors will on Monday converge in Lagos for a meeting to discuss the recent happenings in the country, the gains of the last meeting held in Asaba and the next line of action.
The planned meeting is to be hosted by the Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja with all the 17 governors in the region expected to attend.
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The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, confirmed that the parley would discuss issues relating to Insecurity, True Federalism, Open Grazing, State Police, restructuring, food security, among others.
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It would be recalled that the Governors, at the last meeting which was hosted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and attended by 15 of the 17 Southern governors, arrived at a 12-point resolution which included the banning of Open Grazing of cattle in all the states.
They also agreed that the progress of the nation required that urgent and bold steps be taken to restructure the Nigerian Federation leading to the evolution of State Police, even as they called for the review of revenue allocation formula in favour of the sub-national governments as well as the creation of other institutions which legitimately advance commitment to the practice of true federalism.