From Yusuf Mairiga Shekarau, Jos
The Northern Governors Forum has rejoiced the new leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) led by Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh.
A statement signed by Makut Simon Macham, the director of press and public affairs to the Plateau State Governor who doubles as the NGF chairman said “NGF is very elated that the ACF conducted a smooth transition of electing new leadership to pilot its affairs”.
Lalong said “ The ACF as a Northern socio-cultural pressure group has played both intervention and reconciliatory roles in addressing many issues affecting the region and the Country by strategically given advanced solutions and advices to relevant authorities”.
He charged the new leadership to work in synergy with the NGF in addressing critical issues confronting the region such as insecurity, poverty, illiteracy and the Almajiri phenomenon and enjoined the ACF not to relent in deploying its influential members to assist in reconciling various communities in the North and the nation as a whole with a view to promoting peace, harmony and tolerance which according to him, is necessary for development.