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Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has taken over as the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja made the disclosure of the transfer of power.

A statement by the Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo read, “Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr Fayemi in the last four years.

“Dr John Kayode Fayemi who was only a few weeks ago elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morrocco attended the NEC virtually from New York City, where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

Tambuwal is expected to hold 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 thanked the Secretariate and President Buhari for prompt implementation of NEC resolutions.

“In his response the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who commended Fayemi for his patriotic services said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail, because he was “meant to”

Osinbajo wished that Dr. Fayemi’s services will continue both nationally and globally for development and for all the good that the nation and global community deserve.

He is expected to officially hand over to the new Chairman on the 16th of October.

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