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Sanwo-Olu urges better regional economic integration

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for a better integration among Southwest states and the nation in general, to further enhance good governance and economic development.

He spoke during the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Nigeria South-West Zonal Town Hall meeting, hosted by the Lagos State Government for the validation of the Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) on the ongoing Second Peer Review involving its National Governing Council, APRM National Secretariat, federal, state and local governments, held at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Recalling the recent Southern Governors’ Forum held in Lagos, the governor, represented by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube, said the forum continued interactions to harmonise views for national development and continued support for local governments.

He said “We recently hosted the southern governors and in the platform, governors around continued that interaction that takes to harmonise our views for national development. We are not against the local government, the idea is that Nigeria must get better and we need a framework that works perfectly for Nigeria and for Nigerians.”

The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria, represented by Mrs. Jawaretu Olumoko, said there has been remarkable development in the Southwest, based on reports.

Ekiti State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Iyabo Fakunle-Okeinen, who is also a member of the National Governing Council for the Second Peer Review, thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for his support since the inception of the exercise.

 

 

 

 

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