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The governors of Nigeria’s southern states have stated that their area will produce the country’s next president.
Following a closed-door meeting in Lagos on Monday, they made this pronouncement.
Rotimi Akeredolu, Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, stated this to press following the meeting.
According to Akeredolu, the decision was taken after considerable discussion on current events in the country.
The meeting which is being hosted by Lagos Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu had in attendance Governor Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Dapo Abiodun (Ogun); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Nyesom Wike (Rivers). Others are Duoye Diri (Bayelsa); Emeka Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom).
Also, Deputy Governors Philip Shaibu (Edo), Ude Chukwu (Abia), Placid Njoku (Imo) and Kelechi Igwe (Ebonyi) represented their state governors.
This is coming after the Governors met in May to take the unanimous decision to ban open grazing in the region.
They also September 21, 2021, as the deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing law among its member states.