By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- CHAIRMAN, Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has urged the newly elected Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum, Governor Theodore Orji to build on the gains of his predecessor, Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State.
In a congratulatory message signed by the Director- General, NGF, Asishana Okauru, the NGF tasked governor Orji on the need to continue to lead with the same kind of openness, professional aplomb, diplomacy and tolerance with which he has governed Abia State.
The letter read, “We write to congratulate His Excellency, Governor Theodore Orji on your recent emergence as Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum.
“This is a no doubt an indication of the confidence reposed on you by your colleagues and people of your geo-political zone.
“With the result-oriented way you have governed Abia State in the past seven years, your ability to provide effective leadership for your colleagues, project issues concerning the zone and rally your people for regional and national development is not in doubt.
“As you take on this challenging leadership role, we urge you to build on the gains of your predecessor, His Excellency, Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, and continue to lead with the same kind of openness, professional aplomb, diplomacy and tolerance with which you have governed Abia State.
“There is no doubt that the entire people of your zone, and even beyond, will look up to you for leadership. We trust that you will do your best in making life better for the people of the zone.
“Your Excellency should remember that the Secretariat of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum is always open and willing to assist in whatever way it can as you try to deliver services to your people.
“We also like to congratulate Governor Peter Obi for conducting an orderly transition after leading the Forum for years.
“We thank him for his service to Anambra, the South-East Governors Forum and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and wish him well as he continues to offer valuable services to our country. Once again, congratulations!”