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Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by naptu2: 4:12pm On Jun 24
Sanwo-Olu, Makinde, others present as Southern Governors meeting holds in Ogun

24th June 2024
By Taiwo Bankole


Ten governors have arrived in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for the Southern Governors’ Forum meeting.

The governors are meeting at the presidential Lodge, Ibara housing, Abeokuta, the state capital.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and the Chairman of South West Governors’ Forum, led the pack of early callers at the meeting.

He was received by the host governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Other Governors who have arrived are Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Alex Otti (Abia), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Ademola Adeleke (Osun), Bassey Otu (Cross River).

Also on the ground are, Deputy Governors, Chinyere Ekomaru (Imo), Monday Onyeme (Delta) and Olayide Adelami (Ondo).

Governors from all the 17 Southern States are expected at the meeting.

The agenda of the convergence is not known yet, but the Southern Governors are meeting for the first time after the death of the late Rotimi Akeredolu, former Governor of Ondo State, who was the chairman of the forum until his demise.

The forum has not elected a new chairman after Akeredolu’s death in December 2023.

Details later…

https://punchng.com/sanwo-olu-makinde-others-present-as-southern-governors-meeting-holds-in-ogun/

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by naptu2: 4:12pm On Jun 24
Ogun State Government - OGSG @OGSG_official

We Warmly Welcome all Southern Governors to Ogun State!

#BuildingOurFutureTogether #ISEYA #DapoAbiodun #OgunState #SouthernGovernorsForum

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by naptu2: 4:13pm On Jun 24
Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu

I am presently in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for a meeting with fellow governors from the Southern Governors Forum to discuss issues impacting our region and Nigeria as a whole.

The Southern Governors Forum serves as the collective body for the 17 governors from the South-West, South-South, and South-East geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by naptu2: 4:17pm On Jun 24
Gboyega Akosile @gboyegaakosile


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKCjSHmmT9Y?si=MPokQAgYei8v08I-

Flash: Lagos State Governor @jidesanwoolu arrives Abeokuta, Ogun State for the Southern Governors Forum meeting hosted by the Ogun State Governor @DapoAbiodunCON.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdFX4mV63eg?si=eYGPfTnTO8wULbaS
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by naptu2: 4:17pm On Jun 24
The Origin of the Southern Governors Forum

naptu2:
The first meeting of the southern governors in the 4th Republic was held in Lagos in October 2000. The Southern Governors Summit was used to coordinate the fight for resource control and more importantly, the fight against the onshore/offshore dichotomy. It was also used to demand for devolution of powers (state police, etc.).

Offshore/Onshore Dichotomy.

The 1999 constitution stated that a percentage of mineral revenue that was derived from a state should be given to that state. It also stated that the National Assembly should meet to determine what the percentage would be, but it must not be less than 13%.

The Federal Government led by President Olusegun Obasanjo paid the states 13% of the revenue derived from minerals in their states. This was because the National Assembly did not set any percentage, so the Federal Government simply used the percentage that was mentioned in the constitution.

However, there was a problem.

The Federal Government stated that any mineral (that is, crude oil) that was found in the ocean, off the continental shelf of a state, belonged to the Federal Government and it would not pay any derivation funds to any state for it.

The states argued that they must have a share of the revenue from such minerals, regardless of the fact that they are in the ocean.

The battle was waged in the National Assembly and in the courts. State governments sued the Federal Government. The state governors were meeting to coordinate their strategy, but then there was a division. A few northern state governments took the side of the Federal Government and so the Southern governors then decided to coordinate their strategy through the Southern Governors Forum.

Politics crept in ahead of the 2007 elections and the Southern Governors Forum did not meet between 2005 and 2017. Their wives continued to hold meetings, but the Southern Governors Forum did not meet.

Until recently, the host governor usually acted as chairman and spokesman of the forum.


List of Southern Governors Forum meetings

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Lagos, October 2000.
https://allafrica.com/stories/200010100252.html


Southern Governors Forum meeting, Enugu, January 2001.
http://allafrica.com/stories/200101150174.html

Conclave of Governors (report of the Southern Governors Summit in Enugu)
https://allafrica.com/stories/200101150096.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Benin, March 2001.
http://allafrica.com/stories/200103190380.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Ibadan, September 2001.
https://allafrica.com/stories/200109110026.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Owerri, November 2001.
https://allafrica.com/stories/200111140102.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Port Harcourt, March 2002
https://allafrica.com/stories/200203110194.html

7th Southern Governors Forum meeting, Akure, July 2002.
http://allafrica.com/stories/200207120292.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, February 2004
http://allafrica.com/stories/200402060556.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Benin, December 2004
https://allafrica.com/stories/200412060193.html

Nigeria: Southern Govs. Summit: Igbinedion Carpets FG Over Anambra Crisis
https://allafrica.com/stories/200412060258.html

Nigeria: Deductions: Southern Govs Lash FG
https://allafrica.com/stories/200412060349.html

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Lagos, February 2005
https://allafrica.com/stories/200503010200.html

Udenwa makes case for southern governors forum. March 2005.
http://allafrica.com/stories/200503020368.html


Southern Governors Forum To Meet In Lagos 12 Years After Last Meeting (Lagos, 2017)
https://www.nairaland.com/4130625/southern-governors-forum-meet-lagos


Southern Governors Forum meeting, Asaba, May 2021
https://www.nairaland.com/6548268/insecurity-southern-governors-meet-asaba

Southern Governors Forum meeting, Lagos, July 2021
https://www.nairaland.com/6634966/southern-governors-meet-lagos-today

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by naptu2: 4:17pm On Jun 24
Noimot Salako-Oyedele @NoimotOyedele

Welcoming some of the Governors attending the Southern Governors Forum meeting hosted by His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun CON. @DapoAbiodunCON
#OgunState
#SouthernGovernorsForum

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by EMXTAN1(m): 4:28pm On Jun 24
Forum this, forum that... Can anything good come out of these forums?

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Amuluonyenaego: 4:28pm On Jun 24
Meeting that won’t yield any meaningful outcome

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by ZUKKYY(m): 4:28pm On Jun 24
The should be meeting back to back and plan well on how to govern the good people of southern Nigeria

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by jyz200(m): 4:28pm On Jun 24
Nice

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by tiswell(m): 4:28pm On Jun 24
Later yeruba governors will betray and sabotage it sad

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by MaziX(m): 4:28pm On Jun 24
Politics

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by viqSmallz(m): 4:29pm On Jun 24
The sooner the people in this corridor of country know that quick development will come to Nigeria via them, the better they will form unity and avoid tribal nuances

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Cmeo(m): 4:29pm On Jun 24
I love this strategic meeting.

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Nigeriaaa1960(f): 4:30pm On Jun 24
Meeting that will end in futile..... They have been meeting since inception yet no action

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Risingblue008(m): 4:30pm On Jun 24
The one they first held in asaba
We no see any positive result
K
Lets see what this one will be
Though im not expecting anything ooo

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by omoredia: 4:30pm On Jun 24
north central and southern kaduna should be part. the north is the core north

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by FactBoyz: 4:31pm On Jun 24
grin
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Olachase(m): 4:31pm On Jun 24
naptu2:
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What's
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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by OriOko88(m): 4:31pm On Jun 24
undecided
Mk dem all gettat
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by ezechi24(m): 4:32pm On Jun 24
They should all deliberate on resenable things o....no be to gather for nonsense
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Macmoni(m): 4:32pm On Jun 24
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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by TUTU147: 4:33pm On Jun 24
Nothing will come out as long as the issue of open grazing is not implemented.

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by clearcrystal: 4:33pm On Jun 24
This meeting is a response to the recent sinister move by the great midget El-Rufai, Atiku and some northern governors. They are cooking something up north and nobody wan lose guard, you snooze you lose.

Like I said previously, once power returns to the North, it will never leave the North again.
The best option at the moment is to return to regional government and later divide this Country.

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Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by TUTU147: 4:34pm On Jun 24
ezechi24:
They should all deliberate on resenable things o....no be to gather for nonsense
It is all for their personal interest.
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by GreenxGreen: 4:34pm On Jun 24
grin
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by INTEGRITYA1(m): 4:35pm On Jun 24
Egba Ile, Ibi ti olaju ti bere. (Where civilization started).

We have fantastic and hot selling Estate at Abeokuta, located behind Crescent University.

Price Per Plot Sizes:
600sqm - 5.9m
500sqm - 5.2m
300sqm - 3.3m

Take Advantage Now.
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by slimfit1(m): 4:35pm On Jun 24
To discuss how make us more poorer abi?
Re: Southern Governors Forum Meets In Abeokuta by Gbadugbakun(m): 4:35pm On Jun 24
More meetings without any result.

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