Southwest Commission will Spur Development of Region- Akeredol

The South West is seeking the establishment of the South West commission for their geo-political zone.

The six Governors of the zone noted that the commission would foster unity and develop the zone.

The chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke the forum’s mind, noted that he received the memorandum for establishing the commission yesterday by the chairman of the technical committee, Dr. Charles Akinola.

He also pointed out that the commission will promote unity among the six states of the region and contribute to its advancement.

Akeredolu noted that the said committee was put in place for the vision realized by the governors to achieve development in the region.

Akinola, who Presented the report, said the memorandum submitted by Rotimi Akeredolu, the Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, shows the different provisions of the bill for the proposed South West development commission and the findings which have been made around it.

According to him: “What we are presenting today is a joint memorandum which is the resolution that has been adopted by all the technical Committee members as the outcome of this committee’s deliberation for future consideration at your level as Governors.”

He emphasized the committee’s deliberations to the Governor, making recommendations for additional two committees and seven other sub-committees.

In response to the report received, Akeredolu applauded the efforts of members of the technical committee for reaching the memorandum, pointing up that the choice by the Southwest Governors was justifiable.

The Chairman assured that the South West Governor’s’ Forum would be keen to situate the commission headquarters. He said It would also look into other relevant rising issues or the goodwill of the people.

He further thanked the committee for their position on the Development Agenda For Western Nigeria (DAWN), stating that DAWN will continue to exist as a think- tank.

The Bill for an Act to establish the South West Development Commission was endorsed by Senator Ibikunle Amosun representing Ogun Central senatorial district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

It is anticipated to stimulate the commercial and industrial potentials of the South West, receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation for the Agricultural and Industrial Development of the South West and any other related educational backwardness as well as security and development challenges and other connected matters.

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