Abdulrazaq Takes Over From Tambuwal As NGF Chairman
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has taken over from his Sokoto counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal as the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
Tambuwal, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, May 24, said Abdulrazaq was elected through a consensus and will be supported by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, who will serve as the Vice-Chairman of the forum.
The statement reads, “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.”
In response to the governors’ request, the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed briefed the forum and agreed 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”.
Notably, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Seyi Makinde is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
KanyiDaily recalls that in September 22, 2022, Governor Aminu Tambuwal succeeded his Ekiti State counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).