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Governors set to bid goodbye to 17 of its members on Wednesday

As the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) prepares to welcome new and returning Governors at its upcoming event between May 14 and 17, a valedictory meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 26.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the NGF Secretariat’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, has confirmed that a total of 17 governors will be leaving the Forum.

The newspaper understands that this will be the first physical meeting of the year for the NGF, with previous meetings having been conducted virtually.

An invitation to all 36 Governors is also known to have been issued by the Director-General of the NGF, Asishana Okauru.

The Director-General confirmed that the Chairman will deliver a brief and make some parting remarks before opening the floor for valedictories from members.

“17 Governors are leaving the Forum, having completed their terms of office, while plans have reached an advanced stage for the onboarding of the new Governors at the upcoming NGF induction for new and returning Governors, which comes up between 14th and 17 May 2023.

“This meeting also effectively ends the Governors’ Fayemi/Tambuwal leadership of the Forum. Another Chairman will, in due course, emerge from among Governors of the majority party. First termers are ineligible to vie for the Chairmanship of the Forum,” the statement read.

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