The governors of the six states in the south-west are to converge on Monday (today) in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
According to a statement, the meeting is to address the challenges confronting the region and set goals towards ensuring the success of the region.
The Commissioner for Regional Integration in Ogun, Adebola Adeife, in the statement on Sunday, explained that the meeting is under the platform of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN)
“Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun will host his colleagues from the Southwest, under the platform of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission at the MITROS Gateway Annex, Ibara, Abeokuta on Monday,” Adeife said.
“The meeting will address the challenges confronting the region and set goals towards ensuring it becomes a force to be reckon with in the nation.”
He added that other areas of common interest that the forum will deliberate upon, include security, education, agriculture, infrastructure, rail and road networks.
“Expected at the one-day meeting are, Governors of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; Lagos State counterparts, Akinwunmi Ambode; Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi,” the statement added.
Adeife said the host governor, Ibikunle Amosun, believes the forum will further deepen multilateral and bilateral cooperation among the states.