The Southern Governors Forum is putting plans in motion to present its resolutions reached in Asaba, Delta State, last Tuesday to President Muhammadu Buhari after his return from France, a report has revealed.
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The southern governors had at their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Tuesday, as part of their 12-point resolution announced a ban on open grazing across the region.
They also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation; and also demanded the restructuring of the country, saying there is an urgent need for the president to convene a national dialogue.
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According to the Punch, a source in the Southern Governors’ Forum told one of our correspondents that arrangements were being made for the governors to present their resolutions at their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, to the President.
“The forum would definitely meet with the President, but the time the meeting will hold has not been revealed by them. But it is sure that the meeting with the President will hold,” the newspaper quoted a top government official in Delta State as saying.
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Donald Ojogo, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, also confirmed that Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, who chaired the meeting in an interim capacity, had stated that the forum would meet with the President.
“He (Akeredolu) has stated this already that the forum will meet the President and present the issues raised,” Ojogo said.
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Buhari is currently in France on a four-day official visit where he is attending the African Finance Summit.