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Nigeria Governors’ Forum Holds Emergency Meeting Addressing Human Capital Development and Economic Growth

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, convened an emergency meeting in Abuja yesterday. The meeting brought together governors from across the country to discuss vital issues concerning human capital development, revenue generation, and overall economic growth. Notably, distinguished guests including United Nations Under-Secretary General Hajia Amina Mohammed and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai joined the deliberations.

The meeting emphasized the far-reaching implications of each agenda item on good governance, national development, and the general well-being of citizens, particularly at the subnational level. Governor AbdulRazaq expressed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s commitment to collaboration and inclusivity, welcoming diverse views on key national issues and fostering harmonious relationships with all stakeholders, including development partners and multilateral organizations. This approach ensures a concerted effort to drive growth and advance the interests of the Nigerian people.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration, the NGF aims to strengthen its partnership with various stakeholders and development partners. The United Nations, National Emergency Management Agency, Central Bank of Nigeria, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Ministry of Finance, and other key state actors were highlighted as crucial entities to engage with. By working closely with these organizations, the NGF intends to leverage their expertise and resources to accelerate national development and address pressing issues.

Governor AbdulRazaq expressed gratitude to his esteemed colleagues for their presence at the meeting and extended appreciation to the invited guests for accepting the NGF’s invitation and demonstrating their willingness to collaborate on critical development matters. The NGF’s commitment to collaboration and inclusivity reflects its dedication to ensuring a comprehensive and coordinated approach to governance that benefits all Nigerians.

The meeting underscored the importance of human capital development, recognizing it as a catalyst for sustainable economic growth. The NGF is committed to prioritizing investments in education, healthcare, and skills development to empower Nigerian citizens and enhance their potential. By leveraging the expertise of individuals like Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for female education and Nobel Prize laureate, the NGF seeks to learn from successful models and implement strategies that address educational challenges and promote inclusive growth.

The emergency meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum served as a platform for robust discussions on critical issues pertaining to human capital development, revenue generation, and economic growth. Governor AbdulRazaq reiterated the NGF’s commitment to collaboration, harnessing the expertise of development partners and stakeholders to drive national development. By embracing divergent views and working collectively, the NGF aims to achieve sustainable and inclusive progress for the Nigerian people.

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