Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has emerged as the new chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) for the next four years.
He succeeded Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna.
Mr Uzodinma emerged at a joint meeting of immediate past governors, reelected governors and newly-elected governors held on Wednesday in Abuja, according to former Gov. El-Rufai, the immediate past chairman of the PGF.
The PGF is an organisation which comprises Governors elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC), which serves as a platform for collaboration, policy development, and sharing of experiences among its members.
Mr El-Rufai said new Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna State emerged as Vice Chairman, while Dr Abdulkadir Mayere, former permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, was appointed as the Director-General of the PGF.
The tenure of the new leadership, according to Mr El-Rufai, takes off immediately.