Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai
By Anthony Maliki
The Northern Governors Forum has fellicitated with Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai on the occasion of his 61st birthday.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong in a message described Governor El-rufai as resourceful, patriotic and passionate leader who is committed to the development of not only Kaduna State, the Northern Region, but Nigeria as a whole.
This was contained in a press statement to Apex News Exclusive by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum.
Lalong said the Governor has remained consistent in his advocacy and action for a paradigm shift to adopting practical approach to sustainable and people- oriented change. This he said could be seen from the many assignments he has handled at various times including his present stewardship of Kaduna State.
Governor Lalong described Mallam Elrufai’s contributions to the Northern Governors Forum as impactful as he has also played a significant role in the implementation of various programmes of the forum aimed at improving the lives of the people of the region.
While wishing him many more years of God’s guidance and divine protection, the Northern Governors Forum Chairman also commended Governor Elrufai for providing the right environment for the Forum to operate seamlessly at its Headquarters located in Kaduna.
Lalong assured the Governor that the Northern Governors Forum will continue to benefit from his reservoir of knowledge and experience in finding solutions to the many challenges of the region and the nation at large.