Governors last night elected Ekiti State governor as the new chairman of the Nigerian governors forum(NGF) for a period of two years.
Similarly, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal was also chosen as the vice chairman of the forum.
Fayemi takes over from Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari who has been chairing the forum in the last four years.
He was nominated by Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai and seconded by Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. The governors uniamomoualy endorsed the candidature of Fayemi.
In his acceptance speech, Fayemi said he is delighted by the confidence reposed on him and Tambuwal by their colleagues. He said “we promised that we will step into the big shoes of Yari and build on the success story of the forum from inception till date.We are comitted to strong partnership with the federal government.This is unanimously chosen and we represent Nigeria regardless of political persuasion.
Also in their communique after last night meeting, the governors resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the current security challenges to find real and effective solutions to the challenges facing the country.
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