AbdulRahman, Makinde Emerge Chair, Deputy of Governors' Forum

Kwara State governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF.

The forum also elected his Oyo State counterpart, Engr. Seyi Abiodun Makinde as Vice Chairman at a closed-door meeting held in Abuja.

AbdulRazaq takes over from the outgoing governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

The NGF is a platform for all 36 state governors in Nigeria to collectively address key governance issues affecting the nation.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the Kwara House of Assembly, Mr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has congratulated Gov. AbdulRasaq on emerging as the new Chairman of the the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker  Shehu Abdulkadir-Yusuf in Ilorin on Wednesday.

He described the emergence  of  AbdulRasaq as a great achievement not only to the state but the nation at large.

“Indeed this is a recognition of the trust and confidence that your colleagues reposed in you to lead and represent them.

“On behalf of my colleagues in the 9th assembly, I wish him all the best as he takes on this new responsibility.

”I have no doubt that he will bring his wealth of experience, leadership skills, and commitment to the service of the people to bear in this new role,” the speaker said.

He succeeds the outgoing governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who became the forum’s chairman in 2022.

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi was the substantive Chairman of the NGF until his second term in office came to an end in 2022, paving the way for Tambuwal who was his deputy to succeed him.