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Nigeria Governors Forum Gets New Chairman



The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), a non-partisan platform created to enhance collaboration among the 36 state governors in the country has elected Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as its new Chairman.

This was disclosed in a communique signed by the immediate past chairman of the forum, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, whose tenure expires on May 29 and released after the seventh emergency meeting of the NGF, which took place Tuesday, May 23, in Abuja.

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, was chosen to serve as the Forum’s vice chairman


“The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum through a consensus, and the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is now the vice chairman.

“Members expressed satisfaction with the success of the just concluded induction for new and returning governors that took place between 14th and 19th of May, 2023,” parts of the communiqué read.

In a related development, Abdulrasaq, on Wednesday, May 24, assured of his commitment to the NGF’s ideals and vision.

The Kwara governor spoke in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin.

“I want to thank Allah, exalted is He, for the historic event in which my brother Governors bestowed upon me the Chairmanship of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

“I hereby pledge to uphold the ideals and vision of the NGF whilst recognising and appreciating the eminent track record of the institution as a most credible, authoritative, influential and effective inter-party platform for consensus building and peaceful resolution and advancement of pan-Nigeria goals, interests and aspirations.

“l will ensure regular consultation with all members in order to arrive at a consensus on all issues for the advancement and promotion of national interest, peace, progress, and stability of the nation,” Abdulrasaq said.

Governor Abdulrasaq was elected by consensus.






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