Five governors from South-West states, traditional rulers, security chiefs and other stakeholders have met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
The meeting was aimed to appraise the security situation of the zone.
It was held inside the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s office, Agodi, Ibadan.
The meeting had in attendance five out of the six governors from the region, including Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.
Also at the meeting were the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo, chairmen of Council of Traditional Rulers in each of the South-West states and other traditional rulers.
Akeredolu, while speaking added that the meeting was held to find lasting solutions to the lingering security issues in the zone.
Akeredolu, who briefed newsmen about the resolutions of the meeting, said that though the meeting was at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the trio could not fly out of Abuja due to bad weather.
He said that the governors and the traditional rulers thereafter decided to meet to appraise the security situation in the zone.
“That the meeting supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) on forest management; that the nation’s boarders need to be fully secured and protected; that open grazing must be checked and looked at and that media practitioners must assist the country to end fake news,” he added.