Southern Governors have arrived in Lagos State ahead of the meeting to further assess the open grazing ban, restructuring, fiscal federalism, and the call for state police.
According to reports, the governors were received by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Alausa, Ikeja, the venue of their meeting on the state of the nation.
Prequel to today’s meeting, a meeting was held on May 11, 2021, in Asaba, the Delta State capital, where the governors jointly decided to enforce the ban on open grazing in all Southern states.
The Southern governors also agreed that the progress of the country required that urgent and bold steps be taken to restructure the Nigerian Federation leading to the evolution of state police.
They further called for the review of the 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.
Arriving at the meeting early were Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), and Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun).
Others are Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Diri Duoye (Bayelsa), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Ben Ayade (Cross Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Hope Uzodimma (Imo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and Oluwaseyi Makinde (Oyo).