ABUJA – CHAIRMAN, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi will today lead other governors to Sokoto State for a two- day retreat.
The governors who will arrive Sokoto State today under the auspices of Amaechi led Nigeria Governors’ Forum is expected to have in attendance all the thirty- Six governors, just as Governors Jonah Jang of Plateau State, Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta; Henry Seriake of Bayelsa State; Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo; Godswill Akpabio; Peter Obi of Anambra; Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of Edo; Babatunde Fashola of Lagos; Isa Yuguda of Bauchi; Ibrahim Shema of Katsina; the chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, NSGF, and governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu; Rabiu Kwakwanso of Kano; Sule Lamido of Jigawa; Murtala Nyako of Adamawa ; Aliyu Wamakko and Abdulfattah Ahmed of Kwara, among others.
The letter of Invitation to the Governors which was signed by the Director-General, Asishana Okauru read, ” Re: Retreat for Nigerian Governors
“You are kindly invited to attend a 2-day Retreat for the 36 Governors to be hosted by the Sokoto State Governor scheduled as follows: Venue: Government House, Sokoto, Date: Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November, 2013. ”
According to him, the retreat will focus on Forensic examination of NNPC & FAAC; Leaving a sustainable legacy; Deepening democracy & federalism; Insecurity at the sub-national level; Constitutionalism, Rule of law &human rights. We have lined up a number of very excellent professionals to guide this process.”
Meanwhile, Governor Jang factional NGF has condoled with governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State over the death of his father.
According to the statement, “The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang has extended his condolences to the governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema over the loss of his father, Alhaji Shehu Shema.
“Governor Jang praised the community leadership of the late Shema and called on the Shema family to be proud of their Patriach’s legacy.
He further said members of the forum will have the Shema family in their prayers as they mourn their loss.”