South-West governors have expressed support for the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) on forest management and checking of open grazing as part of measures to fight insecurity in their region.

They also support the decision that the nation’s borders need to be fully secured and protected while media practitioners should assist the country to end fake news,

These were contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of southwest governors, traditional rulers and Heads Of Security Agencies held in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The meeting, according to the stakeholders was to appraise the security situation of the zone.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Chairman of the southwest governors, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State read a three point communique agreed to after the meeting:

Governor Akeredolu who also briefed newsmen at the end of the meeting said  though the meeting was at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the trio could not fly out of Abuja due to bad weather.

The meeting, which was held inside the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s office, Agodi, Ibadan, had in attendance five governors including the host, Governor Seyi Makinde; Governors Akeredolu of Ondo, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

The meeting equally had in attendance the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo, and security chiefs serving in Oyo State.
Others included the chairmen of Council of Traditional Rulers in each of the South-West states and some first class monarchs.

Some of the traditional rulers who took part in the meeting included the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Fredrick Akinrutan; Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, p0 and Olugbon of Orilegbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao.

Also in attendance was Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, and other heads of security agencies in Oyo State.


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