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Nigeria Governors Forum gets new chairman



Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State

The Governor of Kwara State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has been appointed the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).

In a communiqué signed by the outgoing chairman of the forum, the executive governor of Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Kwara State governor is to replace him as his tenure draws to an end on the 29th of May, 2023.

Abdurazaq, who emerged as the chairman of the forum via unanimous consensus, will have Governor Seyi Makinde, the executive governor of Oyo State, as his deputy.



The communiqué states, “On the leadership of the Forum, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, emerged 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 May 14 and 19, 2023.

“Members committed to sustained collaboration among the states through enhanced peer review, learning at the sub-national level, and deepening the relationship with the federal government and other institutions.

“Finally, members were briefed by the Chairman of the Forum that the Hon. Minister of Finance has granted the request of the Forum to immediately stop further deductions from the accounts of states to meet Local Government Councils London Paris Club obligations and that the monies so far deducted be paid back to the states.”

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