South-West Governors Back State Police, Minimum Wage Negotiation

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

Governors, under the aegis of the South-West Governors Forum, have thrown their weight behind the establishment of State police, and ongoing negotiation on minimum wage for the Nigerian workers.

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Rising from their meeting held at the Lagos House Alausa , Ikeja on Monday, the Governors expressed satisfaction with the peace in the South-West, and advocated the establishment of State Police.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who disclosed the Governors’ resolutions shortly after the meeting, also disclosed that the Forum called for more collaboration between the security agencies and the Amotekun Corps to sustain the current peace in the region.

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Sanwo-Olu who emerged as the new Chairman of the Forum said, the Governors were grateful to the House of Representatives and South West Caucus for their efforts on the South West Development Commission Bill, therefore, urged the Senate to expedite its passage.

He further disclosed that the Governors were unanimous in their support of the ongoing discussions on the Minimum Wage, with an expectation of fair outcomes that reflect fiscal federalism.

The Chairman said, the Forum commended Mr. President, Bola Tinubu, for the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road project and other initiatives, and called for further road rehabilitation by the Federal Government.

The Forum also endorsed the Federal Government’s efforts on mineral resources and urged increased collaboration with states in granting leases to investors.

According to Sanwo-Olu, the Governors agreed to bolster the efficiency of the DAWN Commission, with a focus on economic integration.

He noted that the decisions were aimed at advancing the development and prosperity of the South West States.

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