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  •  The Nigeria Governors Forum NGF has announced Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state as its interim Chairman Mr Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo spokesman of the NGF disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday Bello Barkindo disclosed that the forum Chairman Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State transferred power of the NGF to Tambuwal at the National Economic Council NEC meeting held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr Fayemi in the last four years Fayemi who was only a few weeks ago elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morrocco attended the NEC virtually from New York City where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting The Sokoto State Governor will be holding fort until May 2023 when a proper election is conducted among the governors Bello Barkindo said He quoted Fayemi before making the announcement as acknowledging the result driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support Yes we may be occasionally troublesome coming from the forum of governors and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation Fayemi said The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them In his response Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail because he was meant to on behalf of the NEC commend Fayemi s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years The service according to Osinbajo was enhanced by Fayemi chairmanship of the NGF The NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation not just in words but in deeds as well Osinbajo said The vice president prayed that Fayemi s services both nationally and globally to development and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves would continue Fayemi is expected to formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Tambuwal on Oct 16 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGF announces Tambuwal as interim chairman
     The Nigeria Governors Forum NGF has announced Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state as its interim Chairman Mr Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo spokesman of the NGF disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday Bello Barkindo disclosed that the forum Chairman Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State transferred power of the NGF to Tambuwal at the National Economic Council NEC meeting held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr Fayemi in the last four years Fayemi who was only a few weeks ago elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morrocco attended the NEC virtually from New York City where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting The Sokoto State Governor will be holding fort until May 2023 when a proper election is conducted among the governors Bello Barkindo said He quoted Fayemi before making the announcement as acknowledging the result driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support Yes we may be occasionally troublesome coming from the forum of governors and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation Fayemi said The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them In his response Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail because he was meant to on behalf of the NEC commend Fayemi s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years The service according to Osinbajo was enhanced by Fayemi chairmanship of the NGF The NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation not just in words but in deeds as well Osinbajo said The vice president prayed that Fayemi s services both nationally and globally to development and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves would continue Fayemi is expected to formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Tambuwal on Oct 16 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NGF announces Tambuwal as interim chairman
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    NGF announces Tambuwal as interim chairman

    The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has announced Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state as its interim Chairman.  

    Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, spokesman of the NGF, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.  

    Bello-Barkindo disclosed that the forum Chairman Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State transferred power of the NGF to Tambuwal at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja.  

    “Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr Fayemi in the last four years.  

    “ Fayemi who was only a few weeks ago elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morrocco attended the NEC virtually from New York City, where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting.  

    “The Sokoto State Governor will be holding fort until May 2023 when a proper election is conducted among the governors,” Bello-Barkindo said.  

    He quoted Fayemi before making the announcement as acknowledging the result driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support.  

    “Yes, we may be occasionally troublesome, coming from the forum of governors, and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation,” Fayemi said.  

    The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them.  

    In his response, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail, because he was “meant to, on behalf of the NEC commend Fayemi’s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years.  

    The service according to Osinbajo was enhanced by Fayemi chairmanship of the NGF.  

    “The NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation, not just in words but in deeds as well,” Osinbajo said.  

    The vice president prayed that Fayemi’s services both nationally and globally to development, and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves would continue.  

    Fayemi is expected to formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Tambuwal on Oct. 16.
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  •  The All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated Ekiti s Gov Kayode Fayemi on his election as the President of Forum of Regions of Africa FORAF Tinubu s message is contained in a statement issued by his Media Officer Mr Tunde Rahman on Monday FORAF elected Gov Fayemi as its president on Saturday in Casablanca Morocco Tinubu praised Fayemi also Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum for enjoying the trust and confidence of his peers across Africa who deemed it fit to make him their leader Rahman quoted Tinubu as saying that Fayemi had always demonstrated capacity and competence in handling responsibilities entrusted to him I warmly congratulate Dr Kayode Fayemi on his election as the President of Forum of Regions of Africa I am particularly happy that his peers across the continent found him worthy of this rare honour which goes beyond him as an individual Fayemi s emergence is another resounding recognition for Nigeria s preeminent position in Africa I have no doubt that Dr Fayemi will justify the trust and confidence reposed in him by his peers I trust also that he will provide credible leadership for the fledgling organisation as it seeks to play its role in the development of our continent I have known Dr Fayemi for many years and his capacity for excellence is noteworthy I am sure he will rally his colleagues across Africa to bring greater focus on issues that affect sub national governments I am sure he will also rally them to assume greater roles and visibility that will catalyse the growth and development we desire for our continent Rahman also quoted Tinubu as saying Fayemi will lead the continental body till the end of his tenure as governor of Ekiti in October after which the next Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum will take over NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu congratulates Gov. Fayemi over his election as FORAF president
     The All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated Ekiti s Gov Kayode Fayemi on his election as the President of Forum of Regions of Africa FORAF Tinubu s message is contained in a statement issued by his Media Officer Mr Tunde Rahman on Monday FORAF elected Gov Fayemi as its president on Saturday in Casablanca Morocco Tinubu praised Fayemi also Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum for enjoying the trust and confidence of his peers across Africa who deemed it fit to make him their leader Rahman quoted Tinubu as saying that Fayemi had always demonstrated capacity and competence in handling responsibilities entrusted to him I warmly congratulate Dr Kayode Fayemi on his election as the President of Forum of Regions of Africa I am particularly happy that his peers across the continent found him worthy of this rare honour which goes beyond him as an individual Fayemi s emergence is another resounding recognition for Nigeria s preeminent position in Africa I have no doubt that Dr Fayemi will justify the trust and confidence reposed in him by his peers I trust also that he will provide credible leadership for the fledgling organisation as it seeks to play its role in the development of our continent I have known Dr Fayemi for many years and his capacity for excellence is noteworthy I am sure he will rally his colleagues across Africa to bring greater focus on issues that affect sub national governments I am sure he will also rally them to assume greater roles and visibility that will catalyse the growth and development we desire for our continent Rahman also quoted Tinubu as saying Fayemi will lead the continental body till the end of his tenure as governor of Ekiti in October after which the next Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum will take over NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu congratulates Gov. Fayemi over his election as FORAF president
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    Tinubu congratulates Gov. Fayemi over his election as FORAF president

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Ekiti’s Gov. Kayode Fayemi on his election as the President of Forum of Regions of Africa (FORAF).

    Tinubu’s message is contained in a statement issued by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman on Monday.

    FORAF elected Gov. Fayemi as its president on Saturday in Casablanca, Morocco.

    Tinubu praised Fayemi, also Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for enjoying the trust and confidence of his peers across Africa who deemed it fit to make him their leader.

    Rahman quoted Tinubu as saying that Fayemi had always demonstrated capacity and competence in handling responsibilities entrusted to him.

    “I warmly congratulate Dr Kayode Fayemi on his election as the President of Forum of Regions of Africa.

    “I am particularly happy that his peers across the continent found him worthy of this rare honour which goes beyond him as an individual.

    “Fayemi’s emergence is another resounding recognition for Nigeria’s preeminent position in Africa.

    “I have no doubt that Dr Fayemi will justify the trust and confidence reposed in him by his peers.

    “I trust also that he will provide credible leadership for the fledgling organisation as it seeks to play its role in the development of our continent.

    “I have known Dr Fayemi for many years and his capacity for excellence is noteworthy.

    “I am sure he will rally his colleagues across Africa to bring greater focus on issues that affect sub-national governments.

    “I am sure he will also rally them to assume greater roles and visibility that will catalyse the growth and development we desire for our continent,’’ Rahman also quoted Tinubu as saying.

    Fayemi will lead the continental body till the end of his tenure as governor of Ekiti in October after which the next Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum will take over.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti who emerged President of the Forum of Regions of Africa FORAF in his capacity as Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum NGF The election was held after a conference in Casablanca region Morocco at the weekend Receiving a delegation made up of Fayemi Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa and Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at State House on Monday the president said In spite of the security challenges we have it is good to see that other countries still believe in our potentialities Congratulations for doing justice to Nigeria We thank you Buhari also thanked all other countries that queued behind Nigeria to emerge FORAF president noting that it was a good show of brotherhood and solidarity Sule said the conference was well attended by governors and participants from about 22 African countries where regional issues were discussed He said memorandum of understanding MOUs were also signed on different areas like agriculture mining education scholarships and many others He added that while Nigeria from West Africa clinched the presidency Vice Presidents emerged from South Africa for Southern Africa Kenya East Africa Morocco Northern Africa and Cameroon for Central Africa Fayemi who relinquished the presidency to the next NGF president at the expiration of his tenure in office said the idea of FORAF was for sub nationals to become engines of growth and reduce pressure on central governments He added that FORAF was a unifying force for states called Regions Counties or Provinces in other countries to create a globally respected continent The governor maintained that Nigeria s election was a testimony to the huge respect President Buhari enjoys in Africa Other countries simply withdrew their bids once they saw that Nigeria was interested in the position NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari congratulates Fayemi on election as FORAF President
     President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti who emerged President of the Forum of Regions of Africa FORAF in his capacity as Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum NGF The election was held after a conference in Casablanca region Morocco at the weekend Receiving a delegation made up of Fayemi Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa and Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at State House on Monday the president said In spite of the security challenges we have it is good to see that other countries still believe in our potentialities Congratulations for doing justice to Nigeria We thank you Buhari also thanked all other countries that queued behind Nigeria to emerge FORAF president noting that it was a good show of brotherhood and solidarity Sule said the conference was well attended by governors and participants from about 22 African countries where regional issues were discussed He said memorandum of understanding MOUs were also signed on different areas like agriculture mining education scholarships and many others He added that while Nigeria from West Africa clinched the presidency Vice Presidents emerged from South Africa for Southern Africa Kenya East Africa Morocco Northern Africa and Cameroon for Central Africa Fayemi who relinquished the presidency to the next NGF president at the expiration of his tenure in office said the idea of FORAF was for sub nationals to become engines of growth and reduce pressure on central governments He added that FORAF was a unifying force for states called Regions Counties or Provinces in other countries to create a globally respected continent The governor maintained that Nigeria s election was a testimony to the huge respect President Buhari enjoys in Africa Other countries simply withdrew their bids once they saw that Nigeria was interested in the position NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari congratulates Fayemi on election as FORAF President
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    Buhari congratulates Fayemi on election as FORAF President

    President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, who emerged President of the Forum of Regions of Africa (FORAF), in his capacity as Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

    The election was held after a conference in Casablanca region, Morocco, at the weekend.

    Receiving a delegation made up of Fayemi, Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, and Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at State House on Monday, the president said: “In spite of the security challenges we have, it is good to see that other countries still believe in our potentialities.

    Congratulations for doing justice to Nigeria.

    We thank you.

    ” Buhari also thanked all other countries that queued behind Nigeria to emerge FORAF president, noting that it was a good show of brotherhood and solidarity.

    Sule said the conference was well attended by governors and participants from about 22 African countries, where regional issues were discussed.

    He said memorandum of understanding (MOUs) were also signed on different areas like agriculture, mining, education, scholarships, and many others.

    He added that while Nigeria, from West Africa, clinched the presidency, Vice Presidents emerged from South Africa, for Southern Africa; Kenya, East Africa; Morocco, Northern Africa; and Cameroon for Central Africa.

    Fayemi, who relinquished the presidency to the next NGF president at the expiration of his tenure in office, said the idea of FORAF was for sub-nationals to become engines of growth, “and reduce pressure on central governments.

    ” He added that FORAF was a unifying force for states (called Regions, Counties, or Provinces in other countries) “to create a globally respected continent”.

    The governor maintained that Nigeria’s election was a testimony to ”the huge respect President Buhari enjoys in Africa.

    ”Other countries simply withdrew their bids, once they saw that Nigeria was interested in the position.

    ” 
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The organization of the first Forum of African Regions at the continental level turned out to be a success Held in Sa dia in the eastern region of Morocco the forum took place on September 8 and 9 2022 About 500 delegates from 30 countries including 21 African countries and more than 80 presidents of African regional governments participated in the event that was a historical fact according to many Praise for this fruitful first edition organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLG Africa in collaboration with the Association of the Moroccan Region ARM the Eastern Regional Council CRO and the Ministry of the Interior through the DGCT was accompanied by a massive expression of gratitude from most of the participants towards the Moroccan authorities in general and in particular towards His Majesty King Mohammed VI This acknowledgment of appreciation was also expressed in the Sa dia Declaration read by Professor Anyang Nyong o Governor of Kisumu County in Kenya which highlighted the need to make Africa s regions structures of sustainable development clusters in the continent and important milestones in the construction of the integrated Africa that we want The Sa dia Declaration also affirmed the importance of calling on national governments and development partners to ensure that the financial means of implementing national public policies and global agendas reach the budgets of regional governments One of the key moments of this closing day was the presentation of the FORAF Roadmap that was drawn up to give concrete objectives to all the presidents of the African regions and invited them to strengthen their regional governments financial technical and democratically The actions presented in the Roadmap took into account the ten year plan of UCLG Africa also known as GADEPPA 2 0 Participants committed to collaborating with the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCTA secretariat and Afreximbank and encouraged the UCLG Africa secretariat to conclude an MoU with the aforementioned institutions The roadmap will be translated into an action plan that will be prepared by a working group made up of five 5 members one 1 per region This work plan will be presented during the Pan African Council of UCLG Africa to be held in Tangier from November 1 to 3 2022 The heads of FORAF were elected during the assembly held on September 9 2022 The Executive Bureau of the FORAF is now made up of four vice presidents from the Amoron i Mania Madagascar Region represented by its Pr sident Ms Aline Mamiarosa the Association of the Regions of Morocco represented by its President Ms Bouaida Mbarka President of the Region Guelmin Morocco the Northern Region Cameroon represented by its President Mr Oumarou Ousmanou the Province of Gauteng South Africa represented by its Prime Minister Mr David Makhura who was represented by Mr Lebogang Maile MEC of Gauteng Province South Africa and as Chairman the Nigerian Governors Forum represented by Dr John Olukayode Fayemi Governor of Ekiti State Nigeria In his acceptance speech n the newly elected president of FORAF emphasized that it is time for Africans to stop dying and start organizing The Forum of African Regions is a concrete first step leading to the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples called for by the African Union s Agenda 2063 and an important change for a bright future for the continent PJ Sa dia Declaration Interview with Dr John Aloukayode FORAF s first president https bit ly 3RZ4yVB
    Closure of the First Edition of the Forum of African Regions
      The organization of the first Forum of African Regions at the continental level turned out to be a success Held in Sa dia in the eastern region of Morocco the forum took place on September 8 and 9 2022 About 500 delegates from 30 countries including 21 African countries and more than 80 presidents of African regional governments participated in the event that was a historical fact according to many Praise for this fruitful first edition organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLG Africa in collaboration with the Association of the Moroccan Region ARM the Eastern Regional Council CRO and the Ministry of the Interior through the DGCT was accompanied by a massive expression of gratitude from most of the participants towards the Moroccan authorities in general and in particular towards His Majesty King Mohammed VI This acknowledgment of appreciation was also expressed in the Sa dia Declaration read by Professor Anyang Nyong o Governor of Kisumu County in Kenya which highlighted the need to make Africa s regions structures of sustainable development clusters in the continent and important milestones in the construction of the integrated Africa that we want The Sa dia Declaration also affirmed the importance of calling on national governments and development partners to ensure that the financial means of implementing national public policies and global agendas reach the budgets of regional governments One of the key moments of this closing day was the presentation of the FORAF Roadmap that was drawn up to give concrete objectives to all the presidents of the African regions and invited them to strengthen their regional governments financial technical and democratically The actions presented in the Roadmap took into account the ten year plan of UCLG Africa also known as GADEPPA 2 0 Participants committed to collaborating with the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCTA secretariat and Afreximbank and encouraged the UCLG Africa secretariat to conclude an MoU with the aforementioned institutions The roadmap will be translated into an action plan that will be prepared by a working group made up of five 5 members one 1 per region This work plan will be presented during the Pan African Council of UCLG Africa to be held in Tangier from November 1 to 3 2022 The heads of FORAF were elected during the assembly held on September 9 2022 The Executive Bureau of the FORAF is now made up of four vice presidents from the Amoron i Mania Madagascar Region represented by its Pr sident Ms Aline Mamiarosa the Association of the Regions of Morocco represented by its President Ms Bouaida Mbarka President of the Region Guelmin Morocco the Northern Region Cameroon represented by its President Mr Oumarou Ousmanou the Province of Gauteng South Africa represented by its Prime Minister Mr David Makhura who was represented by Mr Lebogang Maile MEC of Gauteng Province South Africa and as Chairman the Nigerian Governors Forum represented by Dr John Olukayode Fayemi Governor of Ekiti State Nigeria In his acceptance speech n the newly elected president of FORAF emphasized that it is time for Africans to stop dying and start organizing The Forum of African Regions is a concrete first step leading to the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples called for by the African Union s Agenda 2063 and an important change for a bright future for the continent PJ Sa dia Declaration Interview with Dr John Aloukayode FORAF s first president https bit ly 3RZ4yVB
    Closure of the First Edition of the Forum of African Regions
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    Closure of the First Edition of the Forum of African Regions

    The organization of the first Forum of African Regions at the continental level turned out to be a success.

    Held in Saïdia, in the eastern region of Morocco, the forum took place on September 8 and 9, 2022.

    About 500 delegates, from 30 countries, including 21 African countries, and more than 80 presidents of African regional governments participated in the event that "was a historical fact" according to many.

    Praise for this fruitful first edition organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), in collaboration with the Association of the Moroccan Region (ARM), the Eastern Regional Council (CRO) and the Ministry of the Interior (through the DGCT) was accompanied by a massive expression of gratitude from most of the participants towards the Moroccan authorities in general, and in particular towards His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

    This acknowledgment of appreciation was also expressed in the “Saïdia Declaration” read by Professor Anyang Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu County in Kenya, which highlighted the need to make Africa's regions structures of sustainable development clusters in the continent and important milestones in the construction of the “integrated Africa that we want”.

    The “Saïdia Declaration” also affirmed the importance of calling on national governments and development partners to ensure that the financial means of implementing national public policies and global agendas reach the budgets of regional governments.

    One of the key moments of this closing day was the presentation of the FORAF Roadmap that was drawn up to give concrete objectives to all the presidents of the African regions and invited them to strengthen their regional governments, financial, technical and democratically.

    The actions presented in the Roadmap took into account the ten year plan of UCLG Africa, also known as GADEPPA 2.0. Participants committed to collaborating with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) secretariat and Afreximbank and encouraged the UCLG Africa secretariat to conclude an MoU with the aforementioned institutions.

    The roadmap will be translated into an action plan that will be prepared by a working group made up of five (5) members, one (1) per region.

    This work plan will be presented during the Pan-African Council of UCLG Africa to be held in Tangier, from November 1 to 3, 2022.

    The heads of FORAF were elected during the assembly held on September 9, 2022.

    The Executive Bureau of the FORAF is now made up of four vice-presidents (from the Amoron'i Mania Madagascar Region, represented by its Président, Ms. Aline Mamiarosa; the Association of the Regions of Morocco, represented by its President, Ms. Bouaida Mbarka, President of the Region Guelmin, Morocco, the Northern Region, Cameroon, represented by its President, Mr. Oumarou Ousmanou, the Province of Gauteng, South Africa, represented by its Prime Minister, Mr. David Makhura (who was represented by Mr. Lebogang Maile, MEC of Gauteng Province, South Africa) and as Chairman, the Nigerian Governors Forum represented by Dr. John Olukayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

    In his acceptance speech ón, the newly elected president of FORAF emphasized that "it is time for Africans to stop dying and start organizing!" The Forum of African Regions is a concrete first step leading to the emergence of the “Africa of the Peoples” called for by the African Union's Agenda 2063, and an important change for a bright future for the continent.

    PJ : Saïdia Declaration; Interview with Dr. John Aloukayode, FORAF's first president: https://bit.ly/3RZ4yVB

  •   Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF has been launched on September 8 2022 in Sa dia Eastern Region of Morocco This meeting is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco On behalf of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior el Wali the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior Mr Mohamed Faouzi the President of UCLG Africa Ms Fatimetou Abdel Malick the President of ARM Ms Mbarka Bouaida and Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Region participated in the official ceremony in the presence of more than 400 delegates excited to attend this historic moment that is taking place for the first time The proceedings focus on The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa At the opening ceremony on September 8 2022 Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick said in her statement Decentralization is now an irreversible movement in Africa An increasing number of African countries have established a second level of governance between the national and local levels This Forum is attended by more than 60 Presidents or Governors of regions from 21 African countries including Nigeria Congo Madagascar Ivory Coast Mali Niger Cameroon Mauritania Kenya South Africa etc The presence in this first edition of our Forum of representatives from so many African countries is the recent expression of our common belonging to the great African family It reflects our commitment to our natural geographic and political roots Ms Mbarka Bouaida told attendees and the press Mr Mohamed Faouzi completed this statement by saying that The objective of this Forum is to achieve a vision that can define a framework for African citizens a framework that meets the needs of people without compromising the needs of future generations a framework that allows regional officials to build Africa by and for Africans Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Eastern Region recalled that the idea of creating the Forum of African Regions was born here in our region our land This land connects the present with the past and anticipates the future in a spirit that understands that the goals of liberation from colonialism are the same as the goals of sustainable development considering that in the end in both cases the goal is to achieve Africa s development Mr Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi Secretary General of UCLG Africa underlined that he hoped that through the discussions and deliberations that will take place during these two days we can realize how much we can and must do to change the face of our continent beginning to sow the seeds that will make the Africa of the Peoples emerge beyond the Africa of the National States which is the Africa that we want The program of the day included the following sessions Panel 1 Regional Governments and Institutional Environment Panel 2 Regional Governments climate change and resilience Panel 3 Regional Governments and Territorial Competitiveness Panel 4 Regional Governments and the year of human and financial resources challenges Panel 5 Regional Governments and Open Government Panel 6 Regional Governments and African Integration During the second day on September 9 2022 the Forum will focus on the discussion of the FORAF roadmap and the election of the heads of FORAF
    First Edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) -DAY 1: Advocacy for the emergence of an Africa of the peoples
      Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF has been launched on September 8 2022 in Sa dia Eastern Region of Morocco This meeting is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco On behalf of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior el Wali the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior Mr Mohamed Faouzi the President of UCLG Africa Ms Fatimetou Abdel Malick the President of ARM Ms Mbarka Bouaida and Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Region participated in the official ceremony in the presence of more than 400 delegates excited to attend this historic moment that is taking place for the first time The proceedings focus on The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa At the opening ceremony on September 8 2022 Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick said in her statement Decentralization is now an irreversible movement in Africa An increasing number of African countries have established a second level of governance between the national and local levels This Forum is attended by more than 60 Presidents or Governors of regions from 21 African countries including Nigeria Congo Madagascar Ivory Coast Mali Niger Cameroon Mauritania Kenya South Africa etc The presence in this first edition of our Forum of representatives from so many African countries is the recent expression of our common belonging to the great African family It reflects our commitment to our natural geographic and political roots Ms Mbarka Bouaida told attendees and the press Mr Mohamed Faouzi completed this statement by saying that The objective of this Forum is to achieve a vision that can define a framework for African citizens a framework that meets the needs of people without compromising the needs of future generations a framework that allows regional officials to build Africa by and for Africans Mr Abdennabi Bioui President of the Eastern Region recalled that the idea of creating the Forum of African Regions was born here in our region our land This land connects the present with the past and anticipates the future in a spirit that understands that the goals of liberation from colonialism are the same as the goals of sustainable development considering that in the end in both cases the goal is to achieve Africa s development Mr Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi Secretary General of UCLG Africa underlined that he hoped that through the discussions and deliberations that will take place during these two days we can realize how much we can and must do to change the face of our continent beginning to sow the seeds that will make the Africa of the Peoples emerge beyond the Africa of the National States which is the Africa that we want The program of the day included the following sessions Panel 1 Regional Governments and Institutional Environment Panel 2 Regional Governments climate change and resilience Panel 3 Regional Governments and Territorial Competitiveness Panel 4 Regional Governments and the year of human and financial resources challenges Panel 5 Regional Governments and Open Government Panel 6 Regional Governments and African Integration During the second day on September 9 2022 the Forum will focus on the discussion of the FORAF roadmap and the election of the heads of FORAF
    First Edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) -DAY 1: Advocacy for the emergence of an Africa of the peoples
    Africa4 weeks ago

    First Edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) -DAY 1: Advocacy for the emergence of an Africa of the peoples

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the first edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) has been launched on September 8, 2022, in Saïdia, Eastern Region of Morocco.

    This meeting is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA Africa) (www.UCLGA.org), in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Council of the Eastern Region (CRO) and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities (DGCT) of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    On behalf of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior, el Wali, the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Mohamed Faouzi, the President of UCLG Africa, Ms. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, the President of ARM, Ms. Mbarka Bouaida and Mr. Abdennabi Bioui, President of the Regional Council of the Eastern Region, participated in the official ceremony in the presence of more than 400 delegates, excited to attend this historic moment that is taking place for the first time.

    The proceedings focus on "The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa."

    At the opening ceremony on September 8, 2022, Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick said in her statement: “Decentralization is now an irreversible movement in Africa.

    An increasing number of African countries have established a second level of governance between the national and local levels.” This Forum is attended by more than 60 Presidents or Governors of regions from 21 African countries, including Nigeria, Congo, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Mauritania, Kenya, South Africa, etc.

    “The presence in this first edition of our Forum of representatives from so many African countries is the recent expression of our common belonging to the great African family.

    It reflects our commitment to our natural, geographic and political roots,” Ms. Mbarka Bouaida told attendees and the press.

    Mr. Mohamed Faouzi completed this statement by saying that: “The objective of this Forum is to achieve a vision that can define a framework for African citizens; a framework that meets the needs of people, without compromising the needs of future generations; a framework that allows regional officials to build Africa by and for Africans.” Mr. Abdennabi Bioui, President of the Eastern Region, recalled that “the idea of ​​creating the Forum of African Regions was born here, in our region, our land.

    This land connects the present with the past and anticipates the future in a spirit that understands that the goals of liberation from colonialism are the same as the goals of sustainable development, considering that in the end, in both cases, the goal is to achieve Africa's development.

    ".

    Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa, underlined that he hoped that “through the discussions and deliberations that will take place during these two days, we can realize how much we can and must do to change the face of our continent, beginning to sow the seeds that will make the Africa of the Peoples emerge beyond the Africa of the National States, which is the Africa that we want.” The program of the day included the following sessions: Panel 1: Regional Governments and Institutional Environment Panel 2: Regional Governments, climate change and resilience Panel 3: Regional Governments and Territorial Competitiveness Panel 4: Regional Governments and the year of human and financial resources challenges Panel 5: Regional Governments and Open Government Panel 6: Regional Governments and African Integration During the second day, on September 9, 2022, the Forum will focus on the discussion of the FORAF roadmap and the election of the heads of FORAF.

  •   From September 8 to 10 2022 the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF will take place in Sa dia Morocco in the Oriental region Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI this Forum is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the General Directorate of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco This meeting whose theme is The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit held in Marrakech in November 2018 according to Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa This Forum will bring together for the first time the presidents of regions counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralized territorial government including Nigeria South Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Ivory Coast Kenya Madagascar Mali Niger etc More than 400 participants are expected to attend this event This first edition will be an opportunity to discuss the role of regional governments in the definition and implementation of development and integration strategies It will highlight various issues that are at the heart of the missions of regional governments including the economic social and cultural development of the territories equipment attractiveness and competitiveness of the territories adaptation to climate change sustainability and resilience of the territories the contribution of the territories to the achievement of the sustainable development goals the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union the cooperation between African regions to strengthen the integration dynamics of Africa FORAF will be the platform for the organization and constitution of the elective General Assembly as the governing body within UCLG Africa Therefore it is expected that the members of this entity will be proposed at the Forum and the president will be elected on September 9 2022 The latter will represent the African continent in the World Forum of Regions of United Cities and Local Governments UCLG whose governing bodies will be renewed at the UCLG World Congress to be held in Daejon South Korea from October 10 to 14 2022 According to Ms Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa the launch of FORAF is an important step in the process of integrating Africa a great step towards the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples
    First edition of the African Regions Forum to be held in Saïdia (FORAF)
      From September 8 to 10 2022 the first edition of the Forum of African Regions FORAF will take place in Sa dia Morocco in the Oriental region Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI this Forum is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa UCLGA Africa www UCLGA org in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco ARM the Council of the Eastern Region CRO and the General Directorate of Territorial Collectivities DGCT of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco This meeting whose theme is The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit held in Marrakech in November 2018 according to Mrs Fatimetou Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa This Forum will bring together for the first time the presidents of regions counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralized territorial government including Nigeria South Africa Burkina Faso Cameroon Ivory Coast Kenya Madagascar Mali Niger etc More than 400 participants are expected to attend this event This first edition will be an opportunity to discuss the role of regional governments in the definition and implementation of development and integration strategies It will highlight various issues that are at the heart of the missions of regional governments including the economic social and cultural development of the territories equipment attractiveness and competitiveness of the territories adaptation to climate change sustainability and resilience of the territories the contribution of the territories to the achievement of the sustainable development goals the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union the cooperation between African regions to strengthen the integration dynamics of Africa FORAF will be the platform for the organization and constitution of the elective General Assembly as the governing body within UCLG Africa Therefore it is expected that the members of this entity will be proposed at the Forum and the president will be elected on September 9 2022 The latter will represent the African continent in the World Forum of Regions of United Cities and Local Governments UCLG whose governing bodies will be renewed at the UCLG World Congress to be held in Daejon South Korea from October 10 to 14 2022 According to Ms Abdel Malick President of UCLG Africa the launch of FORAF is an important step in the process of integrating Africa a great step towards the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples
    First edition of the African Regions Forum to be held in Saïdia (FORAF)
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    First edition of the African Regions Forum to be held in Saïdia (FORAF)

    From September 8 to 10, 2022, the first edition of the Forum of African Regions (FORAF) will take place in Saïdia (Morocco), in the Oriental region.

    Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this Forum is organized by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA Africa) (www.UCLGA.org), in collaboration with the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Council of the Eastern Region (CRO) and the General Directorate of Territorial Collectivities (DGCT) of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    This meeting, whose theme is "The contribution of Regional Governments to sustainable development and integration dynamics in Africa", is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, held in Marrakech in November 2018, according to Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of UCLG Africa.

    This Forum will bring together for the first time the presidents of regions, counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralized territorial government, including Nigeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar , Mali, Niger, etc More than 400 participants are expected to attend this event.

    This first edition will be an opportunity to discuss the role of regional governments in the definition and implementation of development and integration strategies.

    It will highlight various issues that are at the heart of the missions of regional governments, including the economic, social and cultural development of the territories; equipment, attractiveness and competitiveness of the territories; adaptation to climate change, sustainability and resilience of the territories; the contribution of the territories to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, the cooperation between African regions to strengthen the integration dynamics of Africa.

    FORAF will be the platform for the organization and constitution of the elective General Assembly as the governing body within UCLG Africa.

    Therefore, it is expected that the members of this entity will be proposed at the Forum and the president will be elected on September 9, 2022.

    The latter will represent the African continent in the World Forum of Regions of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) , whose governing bodies will be renewed at the UCLG World Congress to be held in Daejon, South Korea, from October 10 to 14, 2022.

    According to Ms. Abdel Malick, President of UCLG Africa, "the launch of FORAF is an important step in the process of integrating Africa, a great step towards the emergence of the Africa of the Peoples".