Mrs. Obaseki (left) and Mrs. Oyetola

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The Southern Governors Wives Forum (SGWF), has resolved to collectively undertake common projects that will impact the region in particular and the country as a whole, in support of their spouses, the governors.

The Forum which is made up of wives of all the governors in the southern states of the country, made the resolve at their quarterly meeting, held at the Edo House, in Abuja.

The quarterly meeting coinciding with the end of the two-year tenure of the sitting exco members of the Forum, chaired by Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, wife of Edo state governor.

Wives of the Southern Governors

The First Lady of Osun state, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola emerged as the new Chair of the Forum by consensus.

Mrs. Martha Udom (Akwa Ibom First Lady), was elected Vice-Chairperson, Mrs. Gloria Diri of Bayelsa state was elected Secretary, while the First Lady of Imo State, Chioma Uzodinma, was elected Treasurer of the Forum.

Others were Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, elected Public Relations Officer while the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, is in charge of Welfare.

In her remark, the outgone Chairman of the Forum, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, urged the new exco members to come up with ideas that would give meaningful support to the governors.