Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti State and head of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, has been chosen to lead the Forum of Regions of Africa.
According to ANAEDOONLINE.NG, Governor Fayemi was chosen on Friday in an election held in the Moroccan city of Saidia.
From September 8 to September 10, Morocco will host the inaugural FORAF under the patronage of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI.
According to ANAEDOONLINE.NG, the Forum is organised by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, in collaboration with the Association of Moroccan Regions, the Council of the Oriental Region and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco.
The meeting, which is tagged, ‘The contribution of Regional Governments to the sustainable development and to the dynamics of integration of Africa’, is reportedly an implementation of decisions taken by the General Assembly of the UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, which was held in Marrakech in November 2018, ANAEDOONLINE.NG says, quoting President of the UCLG Africa, Mrs. Fatimetou Malick.
ANAEDOONLINE.NG reports that the Forum brings together for the first time Presidents of regions, counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralised territorial government, including Nigeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, etc.
More than 400 participants are currently participating.
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