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Breaking: Fayemi exits as NGF Chairman, Tambuwal takes over

Fayemi acknowledged the result-driven output of NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support.

After about three years stint as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Ekiti Gov. Kayode Fayemi is quitting the position for his successor, Sokoto Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.

The change of baton took place on Thursday in Abuja at the National Economic Council meeting held at Aso Rock Villa.

Persecondnews recalls that on May 23, 2019, Fayemi had emerged the chairman of the forum.

Fayemi on Thursday transferred power to Tambuwal who will now hold the office till May 2023.

Fayemi acknowledged the result-driven output of NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support.

“The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them,” Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, said in a statement.

The Vice-President. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), said:” The NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail, because he was meant to, on behalf of the NEC commend the Ekiti Governor and NGF Chairman’s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years and that was enhanced by your chairmanship of the NG.

“The NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation, not just in words but in deeds as well.”

Osinbajo prayed that Fayemi’s services both nationally and globally to development, and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves will continue.

“Dr Fayemi formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Rt Hon Amuinu Waziri Tambuwal on the October 16th,” he said.

 

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