Kwara Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum(NGF).
This is contained in a statement by the outgoing NGF Chairman and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday in Abuja.
Tambuwal said that Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had also emerged as the Vice-Chairman of the forum, saying that the new leaders were chosen by consensus at the 7th emergency meeting of the NGF on Tuesday in Abuja.
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“Members were briefed by the chairman of the forum that the Minister of Finance has granted the request of the forum to immediately stop further deductions from the accounts of states.
“This to meet local government councils London Paris Club obligations and the monies so far deducted be paid back to the states,’’ he said.
He added that members of the forum expressed satisfaction with the success of the just concluded NGF induction for new and returning governors that took place from May 14 to May 19.
“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,’’ he said.