The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
He is taking over from the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, whose term was set to expire on May 29.
This was said in a statement issued by Tambuwal during the 7th emergency meeting of state governors, which took place on Tuesday night in Abuja.
According to information obtained, Governor Abdulrazaq was elected by consensus, while Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, was picked as the forum’s vice chairman.
“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,” the communique read in part.
“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.
“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.”