CGPI Names El-Rufai Governor Of The Month
Kaduna State governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has been judged to be ‘Nigerian Governor of the month’ based on a comparative analysis of governors’ performance in the country.
The study tagged CIAPS Governors Performance Index (CGPI) is a monthly performance review of what governors across the country are doing in their offices and it is conducted by the Lagos-based Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS).
In a statement released by the Centre, Olumuyiwa Ayoola, the CGPI coordinator, explained that the variables used as indexes for performance were mathematically calculated and this month’s variables included “Readiness for Office, Innovation in Office, Ability to be in tune with the mood of the nation, Security and Leadership by example”.
According to Ayoola, the action of each state governor was monitored and studied from their first day in office and the findings were graded and compared to those of fellow governors across the country.
In this first month of the new administration, the CGPI results show that governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State scored a total of 82 percent to win the CGPI Governor of the month award, whilst governors Abdullahi Ganduje and Aminu Tambuwal of Kano and Sokoto both scored a total of 62 percent for joint second place. All in third place with a total of score of 60 percent, are the governors of Edo, Lagos and Oyo States.
Commenting on the CGPI report, Anthony Kila, CIAPS Centre director and CGPI chair, stated that the “CGPI is a useful tool for democracy and good governance, as it allows government to be objectively measured against their peers and compels all in power to be mindful of accountability”.
The variables used for measuring governors’ performance this month take into account that most governors are new to office, whilst some have been there for a longer period.
Kila further explained that he hopes the CGPI monthly reports will spur governors to sit up, improve their performance during their tenure and even enter into healthy competition among themselves for the benefit of their states and the country as a whole.
The CGPI committee will continue to meet monthly at CIAPS to review performance of state governors in the country.
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