By Christian George
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has emerged as the new chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum.
The feat was achieved through a consensus at the 7th Emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum held on Tuesday.
In a Communique signed on Wednesday, the outgoing chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State stated that the Kwara State Governor will take over from him as he bows out.
He also added that the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde is now the Vice-Chairman.
The Communique reads in part, “We, members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), at our meeting held today, received briefings on various interventions, and issues of national importance and resolved as follows:
“On the leadership of the Forum, 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 the 14th and 19th of May, 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.”