Fayemi emerges new chairman of Governors’ Forum


Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti now chairman of Governors Forum

By Emmanuel Oloniruha

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has emerged the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) through a consensus.

Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, who is also the outgoing chairman of the forum disclosed this after a meeting held on Wednesday night in Abuja.

Yari disclosed that Fayemi was nominated by Malam Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, seconded by the Governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa and unanimously elected by the governors to lead the forum till 2021.

Yari added that “Members also elected Gov. Aminu Tambwal of Sokoto State as the vice Chairman of the forum from 2019 to 2021.”

He explained that Tambuwal was nominated by the Gov. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State and seconded by his Ondo State counterpart, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu.

Reading a communiqué at the end of the meeting, Yari said that the forum was concerned with the recent guidelines of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria