The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has been elected as the chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF).
The governor was unanimously elected by the 19 northern governors during their forum’s meeting held on Tuesday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.
He takes over from Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State with effect from 29th May, 2023.
According to a statement by his spokesman, Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor in his acceptance speech promised to justify the confidence reposed in him by his colleagues across party divides.
He emphasized that the good legacies of the Forum will be sustained to bequeath not only an energetic organisation, but a better future for the people of the north at the end of his tenure as chairman of the Northern Governors Forum.
Inuwa assured his fellow northern Governors that in line with the objectives of the Northern Governor’ Forum, he will strive to sustain the strides left behind by his predecessors. He said the focus of the NSGF on economic development will be the driving force of the Forum while his chairmanship lasts.
He observed that the region is challenged by insurgency in the North East, ethnic and religious crisis within the North Central as well as farmers/herders clashes and the subsequent effect of banditry and cattle rustling among others.