Northern governors elect Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe as chairman

Northern States Governors Forum has elected Governor Yahaya Inuwa of Gombe State as the New Chairman of the Forum.

Governor Inuwa was elected at the Valedictory meeting of the Forum held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State who joined his counterparts in congratulating the new chairman of the forum, expressed confidence that Inuwa has the capacity to lead the group.

The Governor of Plateau State and outgoing Chairman of the Forum, RT Hon Simon Bako Lalong during his valedictory speech appreciated his colleagues for their support throughout his tenure.

Lalong said that they made their modest best towards ensuring that the region was moved forward.

The in-coming chairman, Governor Inuwa in his acceptance speech assured that he will consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors and promised to continue to pursue the exploration of crude oil in the north following recent discoveries of oil in commercial quantities in some parts of the region.

He will resume as chairman on May, 29 after their inauguration.
Niger State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Umar Mohammed Bago was among the region’s Governors-elect that attended the valedictory meeting.

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