Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Kwara state Governor has emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum(NGF). According to a statement by Aminu Tambuwal, the outgoing NGF Chairman of Sokoto State governor on Wednesday, May 24, in Abuja.
Tambuwal also stated that Seyi Makinde governor of Oyo State emerged as the Vice-Chairman of the forum, saying that the new leaders were chosen by consensus at the 7th emergency meeting of the NGF on Tuesday in Abuja.
“Members were briefed by the chairman of the forum that the Minister of Finance has granted the request of the forum to immediately stop further deductions from the accounts of states. “This to meet local government councils London Paris Club obligations and the monies so far deducted be paid back to the states,’’ he said.
He added that members of the forum expressed satisfaction with the success of the just concluded NGF induction for new and returning governors that took place from May 14 to May 19. “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,’’ he said