The six governors of Southwest states are to be joined by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), heads of other security agencies and security experts for Tuesday’s security summit being organized by the governors.
The summit, which will hold at the Theophilus Ogunlesi Multipurpose Hall, opposite University College Hospital (UCH) main gate, Ibadan, will gather ideas from the experts on how to find a permanent solution to insecurity in the region.
The summit is being organized by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission for the Governors.
The summit was a response to the rising wave of kidnapping and armed robbery across the region.
The governors took the decision in Abuja a fortnight ago after President Muhammadu Buhari held a security meeting with all the governors on the news to end violence, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity that is growing in the country.
DAWN Director General, Mr Seye Oyeleye, assured last week that the summit would not be a jamboree or a mere academic gathering that will end with mere fanfare. He said the outcome would be concrete ideas that are implementable by the six governors.
At the summit, a police Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ondo states, Leye Oyebade, will present lead papers along with Prof. Femi Odekunle and Prof. Olutayo Adesina. Opeyemi Agbaje, Mrs Bamidele olateju, AIG James Olatunji and the Group Managing Director of Odu’a Investments Ltd. will lead panel discussions.
Also expected are National Assembly members, traditional rulers, socio-cultural groups including the Odu’a People’s Congress (OPC) les by Aare Gani Adams, Mr Deji Osibogun, Yorubakoya, Afenifere, Yoruba Council of Elders, Agbekoya and Majeobaje, among others.
Oyeleye also told our correspondent on Monday that technical sessions will follow Tuesday’s opening ceremony.