Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the governor of Kwara State, has stated that the body would continue to have a friendly relationship with the president, the national assembly, and other federal and state institutions in the nation.
The NGF announced AbdulRazaq as the organization’s new chairman in a statement signed by its outgoing chairman and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal. The forum chose Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, as its vice chairman.
In a statement released on Wednesday, AbdulRazaq pledged to support the NGF’s mission as an organization that fosters national peace and progress. According to him;
“I want to thank Allah, exalted is He, for the historic event in which my brother governors bestowed upon me the chairmanship of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. The significance and the huge responsibilities of this office are not lost on me.
“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.
“l will ensure regular consultation with all members in order to arrive at a consensus on all issues for the advancement and promotion of national interest, peace, progress, and stability of the nation.
“As a body, we will also continue our tradition of maintaining a close and cordial relationship with the President, the National Assembly, all federal and state institutions, the business community, the civil society, media, and development partners.
“Finally, l wish to thank my dear colleagues for the confidence reposed in me as the new Chairman of NGF.”
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