NewsNigeriaPoliticsTinubu felicitates with the new leadership of the NGF, PGF

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated the governors who recently emerged as leaders of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, and Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF.

The Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had, through consensus, emerged as the new president of the NGF on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State was chosen as the vice-chairman of the forum.

Similarly, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and his counterpart of Kaduna State, Sen. Uba Sani were elected as the chairman and vice-chairman of the PGF, respectively on Tuesday, May 30.

The President’s felicitation, contained in a statement from the State House on Thursday, reads: “I congratulate the Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), and the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Hope Uzodinma, on his election as the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF).

“In the same vein, I also congratulate His Excellency, Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, and his Kaduna State counterpart, His Excellency Senator Uba Sani, on their elections as deputy chairmen for the two respective forums.”

The President urged the new leaders to discharge their duties responsibly while establishing synergy between their states and the federal government under his leadership for the peace, unity and socioeconomic development of the country.

“Being called upon by their peers to lead them is a testament to the trust and confidence reposed in them by the governors,” the President added.

“As chief executives of states, governors are critical to the overall success of our administration and the desire for a Nigeria that works for all. As an important fulcrum in our journey to a more prosperous and safe country, what states do or do not do matters a lot.

“I am, therefore, obliged to ask the new leaders to use their good offices to bring about a convergence of vision between the Federal Government, under my leadership, and governments at the state level.

“It is my prayer that you acquit yourselves diligently in discharging the responsibilities bestowed on you through this election.”

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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