The current dislocation in the Nigerian economy is an opportunity for re-orientation and rehash of old profitable values. It was therefore not a surprise when the six governors of the South-west came together in an effort to re-enact the lost glory of the region as espoused by the leadership of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, when he was Prime Minister of the region.
During that period, the region was noted for being the fastest-developing part of Nigeria. It was blessed with unique agricultural resources that enabled it run a virile economy. Through prudent management of resources, Chief Awolowo was able to embark on massive education of the people of the region through the universal primary education (UPE) programme of his administration.