The 17 governors in the Southern part of the country under the aegis of Southern Nigeria Governors Forum have convened a security meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Last week, the governors met virtually at the request of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, as chairmen of the governors forum in the Southwest, South-South and Southeast respectively.
Ahead of the meeting, the road leading to the Government House, the venue of the summit was barricaded while security at the entrance gate has also been beefed up.
Some of the governors in Asaba for the crucial meeting are the host governor, Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Chairmen, South-West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun).
The Southern Nigeria Governors Forum meeting is expected to critically evaluate the current security situation in the country, the implications for southern Nigeria and proffer an immediate and long term solution so as to keep the region safe and secure for the citizens.