Wednesday 29 December 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP) and Paul Naomi,

Northern Governors’ Forum has felicitated with two of its colleagues. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, who clocked 62 and Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, who clocked 60 years on December 26th.

Chairman of the Forum, who doubles as the Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, in statement said, the Governors have played significant role in impacting the lives of their people and Nigerians at large, through their various positions of responsibility including their current offices.

He said they have remained key players in the political space in Nigeria and making significant efforts to ensure that good governance, peace and economic development is attained.

Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State

In a statement signed by. Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, dated 27th December, 2021, Lalong said, “Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State is a leader with passion for transforming the lives of the people through empowerment and physical infrastructure. He has not only demonstrated such in his tenure as Governor, but made enormous contributions to the efforts of the Northern Governors Forum to develop an economic blueprint for the region particularly in the era of COVID-19 and other challenges. He has also shown courage in leadership as Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum”.

For Governor Abdullahi Sule, Lalong described him as, a technocrat with wide knowledge and experience which he has brought on board since coming into office as Governor of Nasarawa State.

Governor Abdullahi Sule,

He said “The Forum has greatly benefited from the ideas of Governor Sule whose vast experience in the private sector has enabled it tap from his knowledge particularly in the area of energy development and agricultural revolution. He has put in a lot of efforts to ensure that the people of Nasarawa State benefit from the enormous endowments of the State in agriculture, solid minerals among others”.

Lalong said the Forum, while wishing them more years of good health, peace and wisdom, urges them to continue to provide leadership to their people as well as play their roles in ensuring that the region and the Nigeria at large overcomes the many challenges it is currently facing.

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