The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, CIAPS, which is responsible for the monthly comparative performance analysis of governors in Nigeria has listed the country’s worst performing governors for the month of October based on variables like “Payment of Salary, New Projects, Education, Security and Leadership by example”.
According to the analysis carried out by the Lagos-based CIAPS, Governors Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Idris Wada (Kogi), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) were rated as the worst performing governors in the country for the month of October.
In a statement released on Friday by the Centre, the CGPI coordinator, Mr Olumuyiwa Ayoola explained that the variables used as indexes for performance were mathematically calculated and this month’s variables have been skewed to place emphasis on “Payment of Salary, New Projects, Education, Security and Leadership by example.”
The CIAPS Director and the CGPI Chair, Prof. Anthony Kila, while commenting on the study, said 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 (October) takes into account that most of the state governors are new to office while some have been there for a longer period of time.”
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).