Southern governors demand devolution of powers, fiscal federalism (PremiumTimes)

Southern governors demand devolution of powers, fiscal federalism (PremiumTimes)

The Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governors’ Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, were absent on Monday as governors of southern states of Nigeria met in Lagos where they unanimously reiterated their call for true federalism and devolution of powers to states.

The governors, in a communique at the end of the meeting read by the host and Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, also resolved to collaborate with one another for the growth and development of their economies.

The meeting was attended by governors of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun; Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi; Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, Ebonyi, David Umahi; and Edo, Godwin Obaseki.

Others are governors of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu; Enugu, Henry Ugwuanyi; Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson and Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

The governors of Cross River, Anambra and Delta were represented by their deputies – Evara Esu, Ikem Okeke and Kingsley Otuaru, respectively. Read more

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