Recession: South West Governors storms Ibadan today for Economic Forum


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Governors from the South-West states are to converge on Ibadan, the Oyo state capital today (Monday) for an Economic Forum
Those expected at the forum are Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State; Dr Segun Mimiko of Ondo State; Mr Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State; and Mr. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
The forum according to a statement by the Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, made available to newsmen was aimed at discussing and promoting issues of common concern and interest in the zone.
Mr Layinka stated that the meeting was called at the instance of Governor, Abiola Ajimobi to discuss several issues of common concern to the region in view of the challenging economic circumstances confronting the nation and its constituent parts.
“These issues include security of lives and properties of all citizens and our peoples; the economic development of the states by leveraging on common resources and the competitive advantages of the region” he said.
Mr Layinka added that “other issues to be discussed will include the identification and development of critical infrastructure, especially road networks and the need for a regional rail network for transportation of goods and services within the region.”
The meeting is expected to be facilitated by the Director-General of the Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research, Prof. Dosu Adeyeye; Director-General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN Commission), Mr Dipo Famakinwa; as well as the Group Managing Director of O’dua Investments, Mr. Adewale Raji.


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