Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has acknowledged that the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board (NGF) below his watch will handle all points that come its means “as amicably as possible in the overall interest” of the nation.
Fayemi who spoke moments after he was unanimously elected because the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Discussion board on Wednesday night time, mentioned he is able to construct on the dedication of his predecessors by guaranteeing that States have a powerful partnership with the Federal Authorities as federating models.
He defined that his election as chairman and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal as Deputy Chairman confirmed that the Discussion board represents Nigeria no matter political persuasion.
The brand new chairman pledged that States could be strengthened to make them turn out to be extra devoted to the residents; including that this will even turn out to be helpful to the nation at giant.
Ekiti State Governor, and new chairman Nigeria Governors Discussion board, Dr Kayode Fayemi (center) being congratulated from the left, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Boss Mustapha; Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Governor Tanko Al-makura of Nassarawa State through the Nationwide Financial Council meetin in Abuja on Thursday
“My colleague, Aminu Tambuwal and I are delighted at the choice made by our colleagues this evening by consensus, the confidence reposed in us and in accepting this onerous responsibility that has been handed over to us, we promise our colleagues that we will step into the big shoes that Governor Yari will be leaving behind and build on the success story of this forum right from Governor Abdulahi Adamu through Governor Victor Attah, Lucky Igbinedion, Bukola Saraki and Governor Rotimi Amaechi before Governor Yari who so selflessly served this forum in the last four years”.
“We are going to construct on this dedication with robust partnership with the Federal Authorities as federating unit and thrash out points as amicably as attainable within the total curiosity of our nation.
“That is one thing that each one events of various persuasions have executed and as you may see, the management contains myself from the bulk occasion, the ruling occasion and Governor Aminu Tambuwal from the Peoples Democratic Social gathering. What’s most essential is that that is unanimously chosen and we signify Nigeria no matter our political persuasion.
“What we’re going to do can be within the total curiosity of our nation in guaranteeing that our states are repeatedly strengthened; our nation derives the advantage of robust devoted states to our residents and our partnership with all arms of presidency – federal authorities, the legislature and the event companions working with us within the total curiosity of Nigerians”, the governor mentioned.
Talking additional, Governor Fayemi hailed Nigerians for the 20 years of unbroken democratic rule within the nation, saying that it’s an affirmation that Nigerians love democracy and are decided to make it work.
In line with the communiqué issued on the finish of the assembly and signed by the outgoing Chairman of the Discussion board, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, the Governors, apart electing new leaders, additionally resolved to carry a gathering with President Mohammadu Buhari to discover a lasting resolution to safety challenges dealing with the nation, amongst different issues.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor