Simon Lalong, Governor Plateau State

The Northern Socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF has describe as timely and appropriate the election of Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong  as the Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum at their meeting held in Kaduna.

A statement by ACF’s National Publicity Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim Biu said this is considering Lalong’s amiable disposition, humility and experience in governance.

While congratulating Lalong, ACF urged him to bring his experience and goodwill acquired at both the legislative and executive arms of government to bear in promoting Northern developmental interests within the context of one Nigeria.

The ACF said it is confident that as a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly and an astute politician, Governor Lalong will build bridges of understanding, respect and good relations with other Northern Governors to tackle the challenges of insecurity, mistrust among various communities, illiteracy, poverty and unemployment that have bedeviled the region.