Sunday 30th April, 2017
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S'West Govs to tackle insecurity, educational challenges

S'West Govs to tackle insecurity, educational challenges

Governors of five states in the South West geo-political zone on Monday resolved to work together to ad­dress the security chal­lenges confronting the re­gion and foster economic growth and well-being of the people.
The governors, in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of South West Governors’ Forum held at the Gov­ernment House in Ado Ekiti, also agreed to adopt a uniform educational curriculum to boost edu­cational system in the re­gion.
The meeting was at­tended by Governors of Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States - Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and Mr Ayodele Fayose, re­spectively.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amo­sun was represented by his Deputy, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga.
Fayose, who read the communiqué to journal­ists, said the governors resolved that all Com­missioners of Police and intelligence institutions in the region will henceforth meet regularly to compare notes and work together to manage in a concerted way the aerial, land and waterway security archi­tecture of the region with state governments sup­porting with the critical resources.
He said the governors also approved the report of the workshop on secu­rity, law and order in the South-West hosted by La­gos State.
According to him, the governors also ap­proved the constitution of a Regional Technical Working Group on inte­grated infrastructural de­velopment with regards to multi-modal transporta­tion system such as high­ways, rail, water and air, as well as integration on energy and power, digital and telecoms and leisure and entertainment.
He added that the gov­ernors further agreed that Odua Investment Group should serve as a special purpose vehicle to drive the regional economic in­tegration mission, while the Development Agen­da for Western Nigeria (DAWN) as a commis­sion would be supported to achieve the objectives of its establishment.
He added: “It was agreed that a commit­tee should be set up on federal government allo­cations in agriculture to be accessed for regional benefit.

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