The newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged to uphold the ideals and vision of the forum, describing it as “a most credible, authoritative, influential and effective inter-party platform.”
In a personal statement on Wednesday, Mr Abdulrazaq thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him as the new chairman of the forum.
“I hereby pledge to uphold the ideals and vision of the NGF whilst recognising and appreciating the eminent track record of the institution as a most credible, authoritative, influential and effective inter-party platform for consensus building and peaceful resolution and advancement of pan-Nigeria goals, interests and aspirations,” stated the Kwara governor.
The governor also pledged to consult with the forum members on issues promoting stability and national interests.
“As a body, we will continue our tradition of maintaining a close and cordial relationship with his excellency, the president, the National Assembly, all federal and state institutions, the business community, the civil society, media and development partners,” added Mr Abdulrazaq. “Finally, I wish to thank my dear colleagues for the confidence reposed in me as the new chairman of NGF.”
Mr AbdulRazaq emerged as NGF’s new chairman by consensus at a closed-door meeting of the governors in Abuja on Tuesday.
He succeeds outgoing Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who became the forum’s chairman in 2022.