The Secretary of the ACF Leadership Selection Committee, Burka Zarma announced this at a press briefing, on Wednesday, after the NEC meeting that the appointment of Aduku was unanimously endorsed by the members.
Zarma said, “at its meeting held at the National headquarters on Wednesday, 17th of May, 2023, the NEC approved the appointment of Architect Gabriel Yakubu Aduku as the new Chairman of the Forum.”
“He takes over from Chief Audu Ogbe whose tenure has expired. Also, at the same meeting, the appointment of Alhaji Murtala Aliyu, the Secretary General of ACF was renewed for a second term of three years.
“It should be noted that the 21 members National Working Committee of ACF was dissolved following the expiration of their tenure. A new Committee is being considered and will be released soon.”
Aduku took over the mantle of leadership from a former Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, whose tenure came to an end in March.
Aduku, an architect by profession, is to serve for another three years.
He hails from Kogi State and holds the traditional title of Amana Ogohi 1, Ata Igala of the Igala kingdom.
The current Secretary-General of the ACF, Murtala Aliyu retains his position. He’s the Matallawen of Gombe.
Meanwhile, the outgoing Chairman of ACF, Audu Ogbe who delivered a speech at the meeting urged all members of the Forum to support Aduku in his mission to move ACF and the North forward under the new dispensation.
Ogbe also advised the Federal Government to pay premiums for the development of the Agricultural sector of the country and find a ACF gets new leadership, ex-Minister Aduku now Chairman lasting solution to the insecurity in the country.