Members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) – the umbrella body of Nigerian Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) – have congratulated their colleagues in Kebbi and Nasarawa states, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Abdullahi Sule on the occasion of their 60 and 62 birthdays respectively.
A statement signed by Kogi state governor and Treasurer of the PGF, Yahaya Bello, commended Governor Bagudu for being able to inspire other members to come up with initiatives to ensure that the party remained focused towards delivering on its mandate to change Nigeria.
The statement further applauded the Kebbi State Governor leadership, vision and painstaking commitment to the development of the APC.
The statement reads: “We wish to acknowledge and commend your leadership, vision and painstaking commitment to the development of our party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Under the leadership of our President, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, we acknowledge your initiatives to ensure sustained unity among our team of Progressive Governors.
“Recognising that the politics of Nigeria is passing through fundamental changes, which is a necessary condition for the institution of enduring progressive governance, as our Chairman, you have been able to inspire us to come up with initiates to ensure that our party remains focused towards delivering on our mandate to change Nigeria.
“We rejoice with His Excellency, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu on this special day. We also reaffirm our commitment to continue to work with the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to roll out programmes that would strengthen the capacities of our governments to create jobs, fight insecurity, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and diminish poverty in Nigeria.”
In a similar statement signed by Chairman of the PGF, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, the Forum equally felicitated the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi A. Sule on his 62 birthday.
The statement expressed satisfaction with what it called the developmental strides ongoing in the North Central state.
“We in particular wish to acknowledge and commend your leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria, under the leadership of our party, APC.
“We acknowledge your contributions to our team of Progressive Governors through your insightful and resolute inputs to the processes of managing governance in Nasarawa State as well as at the national level.
“As Governor of Nasarawa State, through all the development initiatives being implemented by your APC-led government, you represent the shining light of our politics,” the Forum said.