Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq elected as new NGF Chairman
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) following unanimous consensus among members.
He takes over from Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
The election of Governor Abdulrazaq ushers in a fresh era of leadership within the NGF, signaling a collective commitment to steer Nigeria towards a prosperous future.
Joining him in the deputy role is Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, who assumes the position of Vice-Chairman.
In a communique after an emergency meeting of the forum on Tuesday night, outgoing Chairman Tambuwal stated that the successful conclusion of the induction program for both new and returning governors was central to the meeting’s agenda.
The program, held from May 14th to May 19th, 2023, was highly regarded by NGF members, who expressed satisfaction with its outcomes.
They underscored the program’s significance in fostering collaboration, peer review mechanisms, and knowledge exchange at the sub-national level.
During the meeting, the governors emphasized the importance of forging robust partnerships with the Federal Government and other institutions to strengthen governance frameworks.
Tambuwal delivered a crucial update, revealing that the Honourable Minister of Finance had heeded the NGF’s request to cease further deductions from state accounts to meet the London Paris Club obligations of Local Government Councils.
As a result, the deducted funds will be promptly returned to the states, alleviating their financial burdens.