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S’West Governors Appoint New Chairman, Commend Fed. Lawmakers On DAWN Commission Bill

The South-West Governors Forum has appointed its new chairman.

He is Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor.

This comes after the death of Rotimi Akeredolu, the former governor of Ondo State, eight months ago.

Following a four-hour discussion behind closed doors, Governor Sanwo-Olu briefed reporters at the Lagos House in Alausa saying that all six governors present had reached a unanimous conclusion on his appointment.

He said the South-West Governors’ Forum kicked against the agitation of Yoruba Nation, and also assured citizens that the new minimum wage to be announced by the Federal Government will reflect true federalism.

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The South-West Governors’ Forum, which restated its commitment to state police, adopted Ise Wa Fun Ile Wa as its anthem, and urged President Bola Tinubu to expedite action on rehabilitation of all federal roads across the country.

He commended the federal lawmakers on the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission bill to strengthen economic growth and food security among states and advocated speedy passage of the bill.

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Those in attendance include Governors Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Mr Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Senator Ademola Adeleke of Osun and Mr Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti.

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