- President Muhammadu Buhari sent a congratulatory message to Governor Kayode Fayemi
- The Ekiti governor was elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum
- The president urged him to work with other tiers of government
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state on his emergence as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
The president, in a statement by Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president, in Abuja on Thursday, May 23, said Fayemi’s choice by consensus indicated the degree of confidence in him by his colleagues.
He urged the new chairman to see the election as a unique opportunity to forge a harmonious and fruitful working relationship with the federal government and other tiers of government.
“The focal objective of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum at all times ought to be the higher interest of the people of this country above partisan, political, religious or regional differences,” he said.
Buhari said the federal government would continue to support the Forum in its laudable objectives.
The president also commended the immediate past NGF chairman, Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara for his leadership styles.
Legit.ng had reported that Governor Fayemi of Ekiti state was elected as the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, who is the former minister of mines and steel developmet, was elected as chairman of NGF during a meeting of the forum in Abuja, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Ekiti state governor had been the favourite to pilot the affairs of the forum after the governors reportedly rejected Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
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