Governor Jang presided over the Forum’s meeting which was held at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Jang thanked the Governors for the confidence reposed in him to serve them as the Chairman of the NGF and pledged to work for the interest of the Forum and country.
After the Chairmanship election on Friday, both contenders for the position, Governors Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Jonah David Jang claimed.
In a communiqué issued after the meeting and signed by Governor Jang and his Deputy, the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, they vowed to unite members of the NGF, and work for the unity of the country.
The NGF in the communiqué restated “its commitment to continue being a platform for peer review, productive and collaborative engagement with all levels of governments.”
It also resolved to continue to encourage and collaborate with President Goodluck Jonathan to restore peace and security in the country and to secure a befitting permanent secretariat outside any Governor’s Lodge.
Addressing the media, the Deputy Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Dr. Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, said in an earlier meeting of the Forum presided over by Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, they had unanimously adopted Governor Jang as the consensus Chairman and they stood by that decision.