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Gov Inuwa emerges Chairman  of Northern Governors’ Forum


Gov Inuwa emerges Chairman  of Northern Governors’ Forum

By Matthew Eloyi

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State was on Tuesday elected as the Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF).

Inuwa, who was unanimously elected by the 19 northern governors during their forum’s meeting held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, takes over from Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State with effect from 29th May 2023.

In his acceptance speech, Governor Inuwa promised to justify the confidence reposed in him by his colleagues across party divides, adding that he would sustain the good legacies of the forum.

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Inuwa assured his fellow northern Governors that in line with the objectives of the Northern Governor’s Forum, he would strive to sustain the strides left behind by his predecessors, adding that the focus of the NSGF on economic development would be the driving force of the Forum while his chairmanship lasts.

The new NSGF chairman noted that despite the social and economic challenges confronting the northern region, the Forum has made a tremendous impact and has changed the tide for the betterment of its people.

He remarked that since the focus of the NSGF is built on addressing such social challenges, the Forum, under his leadership would do everything possible to ensure that they are addressed in the Interest and benefit of the people.

In his words, “We will work hard to ensure that we catch up with the rest of the country, possibly with the developed parts of the world so that our people will feel the impact of good governance we all pursue”.

In his remarks, the outgoing Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, said Governor Inuwa was elected to Chair the NSGF because of his experience, sterling leadership qualities and commitment to good governance.

He urged the new chairman to bring to bear his pedigree of excellence in running the affairs of the Northern Governors Forum.

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