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Newsbreak:Sanwo-Olu elected new chairman of SW Gov’s forum

By Samuel Ogunsona

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu, has been elected to head the South West Governor’s forum.

The election took place in a close door meeting among the six South West states Governors in Lagos on Monday.

Mr. Sanwo-olu is expected to lead the six South West states namely, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Lagos after succeeding the late Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who served as the forum’s chairman until he passed away in December 2023.

Late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who died of leukaemia and prostate cancer was a notable figure among others who fought for the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), also known as “Amotekun”.

The late Senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) of-course occupied several leadership positions addressing the issues of regional and economic integration of the South Western states of the country.

Rotimi Akeredolu during his tenure as the forum chairman stood his ground and championed the establishment of Amotekun to address the security challenges in South-West states, even getting collaborations with the government to make the security outfit more effective.

Several regional groups has urged the South West Governors to sustain Amotekun in order to immortalise Akeredolu’s legacy and make sure that his efforts are not in vain.

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