Southern Governors’ Forum says it is committed to “the unity of Nigeria on the pillars of equity, fairness, justice, progress and peaceful co-existence between and amongst its people.”
The governors 17 Southern governors stated this in a communique issued after their meeting in Lagos on Monday.
The communique partly read, “Re-affirmed their commitment to the unity of Nigeria on the pillars of equity, fairness, justice, progress and peaceful co-existence between and amongst its people.
“The Forum reiterates its commitment to the politics of equity, fairness and unanimously agrees that the presidency of Nigeria be rotated between Southern and Northern Nigeria and resolved that the next president of Nigeria should emerge from the Southern Region.”
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, signed the communique of the meeting held amid agitations from different groups for the disintegration of Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra and other groups are clamouring for the restoration of the defunct Republic of Biafra in the South-East.
Similarly, in the South-West, different groups under the umbrella of Ilana Oodua staged a rally last Saturday in Lagos to demand a separate nation for the Yoruba people.