PGF Communications

62nd Birthday Felicitation with HE. Abdulrahman Abdulrazak

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) joins HE. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Governor of Kwara State to celebrate his 62nd birthday. Along with the people of Kwara State, and other well-meaning Nigerians, we celebrate this special occasion with you and your family.  We in particular wish to acknowledge and commend your leadership, vision and commitment to a united […]

Plausibility of February 2022 APC Convention

Open Letter to APC Leaders Salihu Moh. Lukman Progressive Governors Forum Abuja Ordinarily, there should be no need to be doubtful about whether our party, APC, will be having its convention in February 2022 or not. Recall that after the end of the year 2021 meeting of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on […]

Issues for Successful APC National Convention

ISSUES OF SUCCESSFUL APC NATIONAL CONVENTION Salihu Moh. Lukman Progressive Governors Forum Abuja In the book, Great by Choice, Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen argued that ‘factors that determine whether or not a company becomes truly great, even in chaotic and uncertain world, lie largely within the hands of its people. It is not […]

Internal Party Democracy and Politics of Candidates’ Nomination

Internal Party Democracy and Politics of Candidates’ Nomination

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Background On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the expanded APC Tripartite Consultative Committee meeting chaired by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Members of the APC Tripartite Consultative Committee include the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), […]

Opposition Politics and Campaign for New Nigeria

Opposition Politics and Campaign for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja With the successful conclusion of the PDP National Convention on Saturday, October 30, 2021, credit must be given to leaders and members of the party for being able to manage the process and elect a new leadership for the party. Those who are not members of the party should urge […]

Buhari Administration’s Unparalleled Reform of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

Buhari Administration’s Unparalleled Reform of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

Legacy Awareness & Campaign Press Statement: The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, noted that President Muhammadu Buhari was the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), between 1977 and 1978.Combining this with his role as Federal Commissioner of Petroleum and Natural Resources, it was one of the first […]

Internal Democracy in Political Parties and Prospects for New Nigeria

Internal Democracy in Political Parties and Prospects for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Nigerian Senate passed the electoral amendment bill, which among others approved electronic transmission of election results and compel all political parties in the country to use direct method of conducting party primary for the selection of candidates for electoral contests. These are significant decisions, […]

APC and Struggle for New Nigeria

APC and Struggle for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja On October 1, 2021, Nigeria’s sixty-first independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a national broadcast, acknowledged that, ‘the past eighteen months have been some of the most difficult periods in the history of Nigeria. Since the civil war, I doubt whether we have seen a period of more heightened challenges […]

Nigeria’s Debt and Struggle for New Nigeria

Nigeria’s Debt and Struggle for New Nigeria

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja In a letter to Nigerian Senate, read to the plenary session of Tuesday, September 14, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari requested approval for external borrowing plan to finance deficit in 2021 Federal Government budget ‘through sovereign loans from the World Bank, French Development Agency, EXIM Bank and IFAD in the total […]

APC’s High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023

APC’s High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023

Salihu Moh. LukmanProgressive Governors ForumAbuja Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode’s Red-Carpet Reception Late on Thursday, September 16, 2021, reports emerged that Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode had joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) and he was received by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in the company of His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC […]