Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on his emergence as the new Chairman of the Northern Governor’s Forum.
Governor Lalong’s emergence as the new chairman of the Forum was announced at the group’s meeting on Friday. He is taking over from Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on May 29.
Governor Fayemi in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, hailed the emergence of the Plateau Governor, who he described as a team player and a man of vision.
Dr Fayemi said the new NNGF Chairman has a deep understanding of issues that are of priority to the Forum, adding that he is convinced that the group would attain greater heights under Lalong’s leadership.
“As a man of vision and a great team player, I have no doubt that Governor Lalong’s tenure as chairman of the NNGF would impact positively on the Forum as well as the people of the region.
“Accept my hearty congratulations on this recognition and call to serve as Chairman of NNGF. I wish you huge success in this daunting assignment.”, the statement added