Obaseki chairs BRACED Commission meeting Tuesday

…To focus on agric financing, power, security, others

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, will on Tuesday,  lead Governors of the South South States for the BRACED (Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta) Commission Governors Council meeting taking place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The meeting among other issues will focus on regional interests and addressing critical issues affecting the region, including power, security, agricultural financing, and youth empowerment, among others.

In a statement, the Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation,  Chris Nehikhare, said the meeting to be chaired by Governor Obaseki who is the current chairman of the Council, will be attended by the Governors of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Delta States.

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According to him, “The BRACED Commission Governor’s Council, comprising the Governors of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa lbom, Cross River, Edo and Delta States will meet on Tuesday, 30 April 2024 in Yenegoa, Bayelsa state.

“The meeting will discuss some crucial issues affecting the region including security and the power situation in the south south. It will also discuss agricultural financing and empowerment of youths and women in the region.”

Nehikhare added, “The meeting to be chaired by Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State and current chairman of the council is part of the continuous efforts to revive and strengthen the BRACED Commission which was established in 2009 following the first South-South Economic Summit in Calabar, Cross River State.”

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