Oyinlola, who made this known while briefing the congress of the NGF, said the adoption of the constitution was a sign of new things to come in golf.
What is debatable is the timing of the demand as well as the possibility that a wage increase rather than improve on the fortunes of workers could indeed worsen their situation.
The Chairman of the Forum, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno, said at the opening of the meeting that as elected representatives of the people, the governors must dispassionately address the crisis bedevilling the region.
Speaking after the meeting, Governor Aliyu said there is a move to unite the two factions of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, with a view to helping rebuild it for a better Nigeria
“We recognize, as reported by Independent National Electoral Commission, that a number of States recorded violent incidents targeted at polling units, the Commission’s officials, voters, election materials and that lives were lost. May the souls of all those that died rest in eternal peace
This was part of resolutions adopted at the 4th Retreat of the forum in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday
Ameachi, who is the chairman of a faction of the NGF, made the call on Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while declaring open the fourth retreat of the forum
While condemning the current spate of killings in the North East, it applauded the effort of the Nigerian military and other security agencies, which were tackling the insurgents
According to Governor Ahmed: “Politicisation of the forum has denied it the opportunity of a robust review of commercial agriculture development programme of the state
Nyako said his Rivers State counterpart, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, was validly elected by other governors with the majority of the votes at the NGF election two weeks ago
Speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, the governor insisted that governors should be men of honour and integrity
It said the recognition of the losing candidate for the chairmanship of the NGF has also shown that the President’s spokesmen either do not know the thinking of their principal or have chosen to engage in downright lies in his defence
I am also not sure that everyone would agree that the end has come for the NGF but that is how I see it. I do not know how anyone wants to claim victory in the scenario that unfolded this last weekend
Months before the May 24 2013 election, the PDP kicked off a campaign to oust its famous prodigal son, Amaechi, whose sins are many, very much actually. These include his stance on the Excess Crude Account, Sovereign Wealth Fund, State Police, autonomy of Local Governments, et cetera. Above all, he is perceived as planning a coup de tat against the re-election bid of the President Goodluck Jonathan, a fellow south-southerner
Fayemi said distorting the events at the election would not be enough to justify the setting up of a parallel group by those canvassing the Jang leadership
For instance, he said one of the positive sides of the NGF was the SPRM put in place to assist states carry out internal assessment of their various developmental strides and to improve in areas that they were not performing well
It is unfortunate that Chief Saraki, a man of uncommon humility, a nationally acclaimed philanthropist and political icon, passed on at a time our country needed his invaluable service most. His loss is no doubt a monumental loss to our nation