Buhari Congratulates Fayemi On Emergence As NGF Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has told Governor Kayode Fayemi to use his emergence as the leader of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to forge a better working relationship with all tiers of government.
The President in a statement on Thursday by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, congratulated Fayemi on his emergence through consensus.
Recall as previously reported by Naija News, Gov. Kayode Fayemi emerged chairman of the NGF on Wednesday through a consensus after he was nominated by Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
Buhari’s statement reads:
“President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates most warmly Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).”
“The President expresses delight that Dr. Fayemi’s choice was by consensus, indicating the degree of confidence reposed in him by his colleagues.”
“He urges the new chairman to see his election as a unique opportunity to forge a deeper harmonious and fruitful working relationship not only with the Federal Government, but also with other arms and tiers of government.”
“Stressing that the “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,” President Buhari expresses the readiness of the Federal Government to support the Forum to realise its laudable objectives.”
“The President, while wishing Gov. Fayemi a successful tenure, commends his immediate predecessor, Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State for his leadership as chairman of the NGF.”