Governor of Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has emerged as the new chairperson of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
The emergence of Abdulrazaq followed the expiration of the tenure of Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto who is the acting chairperson of NGF.
The forum announced the development in a statement on Tuesday.
Tambuwal said the election of the Kwara governor was through consensus arrangements.
He said Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde will deputise Abdulrazaq.
With these arrangements, the chair of the forum is of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his deputy is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) both were elected in the just concluded 2023 general elections for their second term in office.
The statement reads: “We, members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), at our meeting held today, received briefings on various interventions, and issues of national importance and resolved as follows.
“On the leadership of the Forum, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum through a consensus, and the Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde is now the Vice-Chairman.
“Members expressed satisfaction with the success of the just concluded Induction for new and returning Governors that took place between the 14th and 19th of May, 2023. 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.”