Kwara Gov. Abdulrasaq elected new Chairman of Governors’ Forum

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Abuja, May 24, 2023 – Kwara Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is the new chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).

This was disclosed in a communiqué signed by Tambuwal at the end of the 7th emergency meeting of the state governors held on Tuesday night in Abuja

Abdulrazaq will take over from Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Soloto State whose tenure will end on May 29.

According to the communiqué, Abdulrazaq emerged through consensus, while Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, was chosen as vice chairman of the forum.

“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 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.

“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 the monies so far deducted be paid back to the states,” the communiqué read.

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