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Southern governors have jointly agreed that Nigeria’s next President should emerge from the southern region.

The governors also set September 21, 2021, as the deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing law among its member states.

Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, said this while addressing journalists on Monday, after a closed-door meeting of the Souther governors in Alausa, Lagos State.

The governors also rejected the proposed 3% while giving its supports for the 5% share of the oil revenue to the host community as recommended by the House of Representatives.

Reading the communique after the closed-door meeting, the governor of Ondo State and chairman of Southern Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, stated that the forum also rejected the proposed 30% share of profit for the exploration of oil and gas in the basins and ownership structure of the proposed Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).

He added that the southern governors disagreed that the company be vested in the Federal Ministry of Finance but should be held in trust by Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) since all tiers of Government have stakes in that vehicle.

The governor, however touched on electronic transmission of election results being debated at the national assembly.

The said, “To consolidate our democracy and strengthen the Electoral process, the Southern Governors’ Forum rejects the removal of the Electronic transmission of the election result from the electoral act; and also rejects the confirmation of exclusive jurisdiction in pre-election matters on the Federal High Court,” he concluded







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