14th July, 2010
Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State, SouthWest, Nigeria this morning held a meeting with stakeholders in the state including traditional rulers to lobby them for support on the N100 billion bond debacle which the State House of Assembly has vehemently opposed.
At the stakeholders meeting held at the Government House, Oke Igbein, Abeokuta, the state capital this morning, P.M.NEWS gathered that Daniel invited monarchs, members of the state legislature and others to deliberateon the controversial bond.
The agenda of the meeting was supposed to be a â€˜thank youâ€™ forum where the governor was expected to show his appreciation to the stakeholders for their support for his government for over seven years now.
He was also expected to render account of his stewardship to the stakeholders since he took over as the governor of Ogun State in 2003.
But a source close to the meeting informed P.M.NEWS that DanielÂ also seized the opportunity to explain the importance of the N100 billion bond which his administration intended to float but which the state lawmakers have refused to approve.
Those in attendance were: the former speaker, Hon. Titi Oseni, Edward Odugbesan and Durotolu Bankole.
The stakeholdersâ€™ meeting was ongoing at the time of going to the press.
â€”Biodun Onafuye, Abeokuta