The meeting, slated for noon, has all members of the PGF represented.
Lukman, who was rumoured to have tendered his resignation on Monday, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
PGF Chairman and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu gave the assurance while speaking with journalists at the end of a closed door meeting Sunday night in Abuja.
Sadly, the statement, like previous ones from the CECPC, didn’t announce any date and venue for the National Convention.
The major gap, however, is that no date or details of Committees, their membership and terms of reference were given.
The DG of the umbrella body of Governors elected on the platform of the APC spoke in an article on Sunday morning.
The DG, PGF said this in an article, titled: “APC’s High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023.”
The important challenge therefore is to ensure that access to resources also come with increased commitment by political leaders towards developing Nigeria’s productive sector.
Dr. Salihu Lukman, Director-General, PGF, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Professor Jega had said during an interview on the BBC Hausa Service on August 2, 2021 that both PDP and APC had failed the nation, and advised Nigerians not to entrust either of them with their mandate again.
In his recent book, Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for Better Future, the American economist, Paul Krugman drew attention to what he refers to as ‘one-dimensional politics’, which is about opinions and not facts.
This was one of the contentions of the director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Moh. Lukman, in an opinion piece he entitled ‘Nigerian Politics and Question of National Unity’
This it said would enable governors of APC-controlled states to facilitate synergy of initiatives and proactive responses.
Speaking to journalists after the Progressives Governors’ Forum meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday, chairman of the forum and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, appreciated the success recorded by the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), despite the constraints occasioned by limited resources.
Apparently miffed by PDP’s reaction to President Buhari’s well publicized interview on Arise Television, Lukman says it is a ‘patently political fact’ that the opposition party is efficient only at mismanaging public resources; and that without any attempt to reform itself, its leaders want to take advantage of the challenges facing Nigerians to win elections.
Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state and Chairman of the forum said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The PGF, publishers of the Progressive Strides magazine, is the amalgam of governors elected under the ruling APC.
He gave the charge in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
The PGF said this in a statement signed by its chairman and Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi on Thursday in Abuja, while felicitating with Buhari on his 78th birthday.
Lalong made this call when he addressed stakeholders during the Third Federal Government and the All Progressives Governors Forum Parley on Policy Synergy.