AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Kwara State governor has emerged as the new Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
According to a government official who preferred not to be mentioned, said that Governor AbdulRahman was yesterday night confirmed as the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum and will be replacing Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who will be handing over on May 29.
In a personal statement in Ilorin on Wednesday, Governor AbdulRazaq thanked his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him as the new chairman of the forum.
The statement read in part; “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 (NGF).
“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 recognizing 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.
“I will ensure regular consultation with all members in order to arrive at consensus on all issues for the advancement and promotion of national interest, peace, progress, and stability of the nation.”
Governor AbdulRazaq assured that the body would also continue the 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, the media and development partners.