Ambode Emerges As Best Performing Governor Of The Year

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Akinwunmi Ambode has been adjudged to be the best performing Governor in Nigeria, even as Lagos state has been declared as the best performing State in the country for the year 2015/2016.

The appraisal was made based on a comparative analysis of Governors’ performance in Nigeria, conducted by the Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS).

Performance Index - Lagos Emerges Best Performing State
Performance Index – Lagos Emerges Best Performing State

Announcing the results at a press conference in Lagos, CIAPS Director of Studies, Prof. Anthony Kila, said Lagos State came first with 74 per cent, while Edo and Cross River States took second and third positions respectively with 70 and 65 percent.

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A statement issued by the CIAPS Governance Performance Index (CGPI) coordinator, Mr Olumuyiwa Ayoola, said that the variables used as indexes for performance were mathematically calculated and this end of the year’s variables included “Payment of Salary, Infrastructure & Health, Education, Security and Business Opportunity and Employment”.

Ayoola added that the action of each state governor was monitored and studied from their first day in office and the findings were graded and compared to that of fellow governors across the country.

Performance Index - Lagos Emerges Best Performing State
Performance Index – Lagos Emerges Best Performing State

Also speaking on the CCPI, Prof. Kila, said that the performance index “is a useful tool for democracy and good governance as it allows governments to be objectively measured against their peers and compels all in power to be mindful of accountability.”

Kila explained that the performance index is a monthly performance review of state governors across the country, noting that “if we allow states to see what other states are doing, it will create healthy competition and make the governors accountable to the people.”

Visit CGPI website to view comprehensive report.



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