Governors’ Forum Hails Ekiti, Anambra For Completing Peer Review

May 17, 2013

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, (Right); in a handshake with a Steering Committee Member, State Peer Review Mechanism (SPRM), Professor Oladipupo Adamolekun, while Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, watches at the Presentation of Ekiti State Self-Assessment Report to members of the SPRM, in Ado-Ekiti.

Ekiti and Anambra states are the only two states that have completed the Peer Review Exercise, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said.

Its Director-General, Mr Bayo Okauru, spoke at the ongoing Second Nigeria Governors’ Forum (Southwest) Governance Share Fair at the Hotel Bellissimo, Lekki, Lagos.

He said the Governance Share Fair will create the right atmosphere for peer learning among states by enabling them to share good practices, showcase reform and achievements as well as develop areas of collaboration and further networking.

The NGF chief noted that the forum has become more focused on priorities that reduce poverty, enhance development and create better connection between government and the citizenry.

The six governors in the Southwest, who were represented at the event, delivered goodwill messages in which they recognised the need for the region to share information among one another to synergise development and deliver good governance to the people.

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, who was represented by the Commissioner for Integration and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, said the forum will afford the States to learn what is working in service delivery and good governance which will be beneficial to individual states.

According to him, there is need for regional integration and an exchange of ideas to foster integration at a higher level.

Also, Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation Mr Tayo Ekundayo said the state completed the review exercise following the achievements of the Fayemi administration in several areas.

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