Western Nigeria

Southwest Rail Plan, Model for Regional Cooperation

An ambitious plan unfolded by the regional collaborative agency, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, to facilitate the linkage of 44 cities and towns in the South-West geopolitical zone by rail enlivens the debate on the imperative of competitive federalism. Projected as part of its regional integration agenda, the venture aims to provide access to population …

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Southwest Plans 44-Town Rail Network, Seeks Law Review

The Director-General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, Mr Seye Oyeleye, has said the region will build railway to link 44 cities and towns in the six South-West states. Oyeleye, who said this while speaking with journalists in Ibadan on Friday identified, the 1955 Railway Act which allowed only the Federal Government to build …

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Some States Economy Will Collapse in the Next 10 Years if There is No Economic Restructuring – DAWN Commission

The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, Seye Oyeleye has called on 36 States of the federation to advocate for economic restructuring ahead of an impending doom that awaits the nation’s economy in the next 10 years. Speaking to the Body of Bureau Chiefs of major national Newspapers in Ibadan on Friday, …

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DAWN, Odu’a Strengthen Ties on Regional Development

The Director-General of DAWN Commission, Mr. Seye OYELEYE received in audience the Chairman of the Odu’a Investment Company Limited, Dr. Segun AINA and the Group Managing Director, Mr. Adewale RAJI, on Wednesday, 7th Oct., 2020 at the office of the Commission, 10th Floor, Cocoa House, Dugbe IBADAN. Odu’a Investment Company Limited, the largest indigenous conglomerate …

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COVID-19: Mitigating Food Insecurity in Southwest Nigeria

The lock-down policy across the country in the past few weeks as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic currently ravaging the world has prevented farmers, who are supposed to be preparing for the 2020 planting season, from accessing direly needed agro-inputs due to the disruption of inputs supply logistics within the Southwest agronomic service market. …

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Southwest Governors Hailed for Sharing Rare Spirit of Brotherliness

The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, has given kudos to the Governors in the Southwest of Nigeria for sharing rare spirit of brotherliness. He made this known during his interview with Olayinka Agboola on Parrot Xtra Hour on Radio aired on Space 90.1 FM in Ibadan, the capital …

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US Embassy Partners DAWN, Odu’a on Southwest Economic Development

“We came here today to find out how the South West is organising itself, how it is cooperating, and how it is working on economic development so that we can work with the states through the DAWN Commission in their areas of cooperation. – Claire Pierangelo, Consul General of the United States Consulate in Lagos …

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DAWN Commission, DFID Convene Southwest Education Forum

In response to the interest shown by the Governments of Six Southwest States towards improving the quality of basic education in the Region, DAWN Commission, with the support of DFID, facilitated a meeting of Education Policymakers and other Stakeholders; ranging from the Education Commissioners to SUBEB Chairs, Chairs of different Houses of Assembly’s Committee on …

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AMOTEKUN: Southwest States Response to Rising Insecurity in the Region

There is an indisputable relationship between economic development and security, and most security challenges are essentially economic challenges. The importance of security cannot be overstressed as it is the most fundamental of the socio-contractual responsibilities of the State to its citizens which directly or indirectly affects everybody. Thus, security is the protection or defence of …

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WESTERN NIGERIA: DAWN Commission to Partner IAR&T on Agriculture

DAWN Commission in its role towards facilitating interaction between different development stakeholders hosted the team from Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) led by the Executive Director, Prof. Veronica Obatolu on Friday, February 28, 2020.  The meeting was focused on possible partnership between the two organisations and how the Region can effectively leverage research …

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