The Nigeria governors forum, NGF, the umbrella body of the thirty-six state governors, has announced that the federal government has decided to immediately prohibit further deductions from state accounts to fulfill local government councils’ london paris club obligations.
Outgoing chairman and Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal said in a communique signed on Wednesday after the 7th emergency meeting of the Nigeria governors’ forum, on Tuesday, that the federal government’s decision to him has also been reversed.
Tambuwal has also announced that the forum has been reformed by consensus, with Abdulrahman Abdul Razak as the new chairman, and Seyi Made, the governor of Oyo State, as the new chairman.
The Communique read, “We, members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), at our meeting held today, received briefings on various interventions, and issues of national importance and resolved as follows:
“On the leadership of the Forum, the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, emerged as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum through a consensus, and the Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde is now the Vice-Chairman.