By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
As new officials of the Arewa consultative Forum, ACF take over the affairs of the northern socio-cultural organisation, Gombe state Government has identified with its illustrious son and former Minister of state for Power, Malam Murtala Aliyu who is taking charge as Secretary-General of the forum.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in a congratulatory message, described the emergence of Malam Murtala Aliyu as ACF Secretary-General as a timely and well deserved one, considering his vast knowledge and outstanding pedigree in both private and public service.
He said although the new ACF leadership is coming at a trying period when the northern region is bedevilled with so many challenges, including insurgency, banditry, youths unemployment among other socio-economic issues, but with people like Malam Murtala Aliyu in the Audu Ogbe- led team, the forum now has all it takes to deliver on its mandate.
Governor Yahaya who noted that the position of Secretary-General is an important one that carries with it some degree of authority and influence, enjoined the new ACF scribe to bring to bear his wealth of experience and vast network to restore the glory and dignity of the forum and the northern region in general.
The Governor declared the support and solidarity of the government and people of Gombe state to the new ACF leadership, praying Almighty Allah to guide them in carrying out the onerous task.