The 17 Southern state governors will today converge in Lagos State for a follow-up meeting to the one held in Asaba, Delta State on May 11. They will reportedly be in one accord as they review the state of the nation as it affects the three geo-political zones.
Reports say the meeting being hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, is mainly to further articulate collective interest and reiterate commitment to a united Nigeria capable of guaranteeing equity, fairness and justice in an atmosphere of true federalism.
This is coming few months after a similar meeting was held by the governors in Asaba, Delta State, where far-reaching decisions including the ban on open grazing of cattle were made.
Other resolutions were the call for the convocation of a national dialogue, demand for restructuring to create state police, review revenue allocation formula in favour of the sub-national units, and practice of true federalism as well as demand that appointments into the Federal Government agencies must be reviewed in line with the principle of Federal Character among others.