The Southern Governors forum has announced the Governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun as the new Chairman of the forum.

At the meeting held at the Presidential Lodge, Ibara Housing in Abeokuta, the Chairman Southwest Governors forum and Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo olu said Prince Dapo Abiodun was unanimously selected to serve as chairman while the Governor of Anambra state, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo  will serve as Vice Chairman.

Speaking to Government house correspondents after the meeting, the Governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa who was represented by his deputy, Dr Olayide Adelami said the meeting was a fruitful one.

He noted that a communique will be released soon to elaborate more on the resolutions reached at the end of the meeting.

In his acceptance speech, the Chairman, Southern Governors’ Forum, Prince Dapo Abiodun thanked the Governors for their resilience at developing the southern part of the country.

The Southern Governors are meeting for the first time after the death of late Rotimi Akeredolu, former Governor of Ondo State, who was the chairman of the forum until his demise.