About The PDP Governors Forum


The PDP Governors Forum or PDPGF is a political and policy think tank consisting of the state governors affiliated with the People’s Democratic Party in Nigeria

Inception Since 2013

The Forum was formed on 24 February 2013 when it split away from the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).

Our Mission

The PDPGF aims to provide a platform for governors to interact and exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences about how to move the party forward as well as to better coordinate programmes and policies in their various states.

Our History

The Forum was formed on 24 February 2013 when it split away from the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).

Our Leadership

The Forum is chaired by Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, who assumed the position in June 2023, succeeding Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, born on October 5, 1958, is a Nigerian politician and the current governor of Bauchi State since 2019. Prior to his governorship, he served as the minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2010 to 2015 and as a senator for Bauchi South from 2007 to 2010. He is a prominent member of the opposition.

His civil service career began as an administrative officer at the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, where he served until 1994. He then transitioned to the Presidency [Cabinet Secretariat] as the Principal Administration Officer. Mohammed’s ascent in the civil service was swift, progressing from Chief Supplies Officer at the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals to various leadership roles in different ministries and agencies, including Assistant Director at the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel, Deputy Director/SA to the Honorable Minister at the Federal Transport – to Director of Administration at the Nigerian Railway Corporations – to Special Assistant to the Honorable Minister of Aviation – to Director of Administration and Supplies at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. He voluntarily retired from civil service at the level of a director and joined politics.