Tambuwal appointed NGF’s Interim Chairman

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has taken over as the interim Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).

This followed the latest election of the forum’s chairman and Ekiti State governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi as the President of the Forum of Regions of Africa (FORAF) in Casablanca, Morocco.

Before this, the Sokoto State governor was the forum’s Deputy Chairman.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by NGF’s spokesman Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo reads: “The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, today at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, transferred the power of the NGF to the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

“Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the forum under Dr. Fayemi in the last four years.

“Dr. Fayemi, who was, only a few weeks ago, elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morocco, attended the NEC virtually from New York City, where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting.

“The Sokoto State governor will be holding the fort until May next year when a proper election is conducted among the governors.

“Before making the announcement, the Ekiti State governor acknowledged the result-driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support.”

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