Following his election as the new chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) the national leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has expressed confidence in Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi.
Tinubu in his congratulatory message to Fayemi on Friday said he believed in the experience of Fayemi to reposition the forum for the development of the country.
The national leader also implored Fayemi to utilize the forum for advancing the frontiers of fiscal federalism and support President Muhammadu Buhari in the task of taking the country to the Next Level.
His words; “Please accept my congratulations over your unanimous election as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum.
“Your election is a mark of respect for you by your colleagues and confidence in your ability to lead them meritoriously for the next two years.
“Having known and related with you over the years, I’m certain that you will perform creditably well given your impeccable credentials, competence, integrity and fine leadership ability.
“Your experience as the Governor of Ekiti State in the first term, Minister of Mines in Abuja and your remarkable comeback as Governor for a second term have all enriched you for this assignment.
“I hope and pray that you will build a team that will properly position the NGF to contribute positively to national development and advance the frontiers of important issues such as fiscal federalism,’’ Tinubu said.
Gov. Fayemi of Ekiti State emerged the new chairman of the NGF on Wednesday to serve a three-year term from June 2019 to 2021.
He was nominated by the Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-rufai, and was seconded by Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, and elected through consensus.