The Southwest is yet to recover from the #EndSARS shock, which devastated its six states.
The region is in a sober mood. But, as it laments the destruction of its public utilities, regional leaders are also putting heads together to prevent a recurrence of the monumental tragedy.
“This, I believe, must not repeat itself. It is not something for us to mouth. We must take positive steps. We must have collaborations among governors, kabiyesis and security agents,” said Rotimi Akeredolu, lawyer-governor of Ondo State, who kicked off deliberations at the Presidential Stakeholders Engagement in Lagos attended by Presidential Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Southwest monarchs, governors and ministers from the zone, who converged on the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja were in one accord as they pondered on the horror of arson and carnage by hoodlums and miscreants, who hijacked the peaceful and legitimate protests that later degenerated into anarchy.
The gathering was representative of the region. The leaders include Governor Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Olu of Ilaro Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Oba Kabiru Shotobi, Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti Oba Adebanji Alabi, Owa Ooye of Okemesi Ekiti, Oba Adedeji Gbadebo, Orangun of Oke Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, Olugbo of Ugboland Oba Obateru Akinrubtan, and Olowo of Owo Oba Ajibade Ogunoye.
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