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 monthly performance review of what governors across the country are doing in their office 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.She also said, the action of each state governor was monitored and studied from their first day in the 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 won the CGPI Governor of the month award, whilst governors Abdullahi Ganduje and Aminu Tambuwal of Kano and Sokoto both took the second place. All in third place are the governors of Edo,Lagos and Oyo states respectively.
Commenting on the CGPI report, Athony Kila, CIAPS center 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 the governors’ performance this month take into account that most governors are new to office, while some have been there for a longer period. He further explained that he hopes the CGPI monthly report will spur governors to sit up, improve their performance during their tenure and even enter into healthy competition among themselves for the benefits of their states and country as a whole. The CGPI committee will continue to meet monthly at CIAPS to review performance of state governors in the country. CIAPS is the first paperless institution in Africa and it is running a career-oriented programmes aimed at getting graduates and professional into jobs in their chosen professions.The main areas of studies are; journalism, Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Office management, Education and Project Management.