As the year progresses to ending T.I.N Magazine decided to rate out our governors performance in office for the year 2015,
the below list comprises the top ten governors whose performance can be concluded as fair or good. The list was judge based on the Rule of law, Innovation, Security, Employment and a host of Economic indicators, Business Environment, Transparency and Accountability, Health and Education. Their scores were also added in the rating.
10] Ayodele Fayose – Ekiti State
We shall not commend the governor in the aspect of poverty and unemployment, he should improve in those aspects. Also, his penchant attitude of distributing food materials to the citizenry should be stopped forthwith. Rather, he should empower the people to fend for themselves
9] Rochas Okorocha – Imo State
The governor should create jobs, jobs and a lot of jobs. He should also focus on finishing some of the projects in the state before awarding others. It makes no sense to award many contracts and not finish any but it makes more sense to award a sizeable number and finish them.
8] Abdulfatai Ahmed – Kwara State
7] Akinwumi Ambode – Lagos State
It is a fact to everybody that it will be a herculean task for anyone taking over from the former governor Babatunde Fashola, hence, allowance have been made for that. But it seems few
6] Mohammed Abubakar
5] Olusegun Mimiko – Ondo State
His plan to introduce a card in the state for the residents to access government interventions has
The former speaker of he house of representatives, who is the present governor of Sokoto state has shown quite a performance since assuming office, the governor who shown a good governance in; Education and youth empowerment, Sokoto state’s health sector and more..
In agriculture, Tambuwal started off by reclaiming a huge irrigation land abandoned since colonial times. With it on board, the new drive to enhance rice farming received a boost.
In housing, Tambuwal this year laid the foundation stone for a 250-housing unit Caliphate Workers estate to be sited at Kasarawa, along airport road in Sokoto. The governor in many other aspects has shown his governance is quite a good one this year.
Even with great work towards youth empowerment unemployment has not decreased, the governor needs to work more on that next year
3] Adams Oshiomhole – Edo State
Governor Oshiomohole this year has shown his administration is irrevocably committed to extending development to rural areas as a way of enhancing economic growth of the state. He started many projects in which most can be considered done.
The governor commenced and completed many road projects, and also the welfare of the government workers won’t be left unmentioned, earlier this year the governor commenced a power plant project which no Nigerian state has at the moment.
Unemployment is still quite in the state even though it has improved, the governor should work on that in the years to come.
2] Governor Nyesom Wike – Rivers State
Following Governor Wike’s performance; the governor has showcased varieties of developmental projects such as housing, health care, security of life and property, operation zero pot holes, employment, empowerment, completion of projects that were abandoned by previous governments.”
Other achievements include prompt payments of civil servant salaries and pensions, clearing of school fees of Rivers State indigene studying abroad that were abandoned by his predecessor in office.
Governor Wike has shown himself to be a proactive, honest and a listening governor that understands the yearnings and aspirations of Rivers people and has since began delivering on all his electioneering promises to the people of the state.
The blemish to his governance still include unemployment which should tackled in the coming years
1] Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa- Kaduna State.
T.I.N Magzine have concluded Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai is the best governor of the year by performance Nigerian based on a comparative analysis of Governors performance in Nigeria.
Since assuming office on May 29, Mr. El-rufa’i has blazed the trail in reducing the salary and allowances of the governor and deputy governor by 50 per cent, putting a stop to the annual Ramadan welfare packages as well as blocking leakages by ordering a biometric verification exercise of all civil servants in the state’s employ among others.
The governor has worked a bit on unemployment but still needs to work more on it.
This is a brief rating of the best governors by performance in Nigeria 2015 by T.I.N Magazine.
We shall conclude our governors should improve more on their yearly performance because we really can’t point out an excellent performance this year which is a thing that should not be, the governors need to figure out their weak points and tackle the major problem; “unemployment and poverty.”