Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State is now the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
He takes over from the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja.
The outgoing Chairman transferred power to him following his election a few weeks ago as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morocco.
The transmission of power took place virtually with Fayemi speaking from New York City, where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
A statement by the Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo reads: “Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr. Fayemi in the last four years.
“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, explaining that yes, we may be occasionally troublesome, coming from the Forum of Governors, and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation.”
“The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them.
“Dr. Fayemi formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on October 16th.”
SOURCE: Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF