El-Rufai is Governor of the month

El-Rufai is Governor of the month

El-Rufai wins CGPI Governor of the Month Award…Ambode is in 3rd Place

Kaduna state Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has been judged to be Nigerian Governor of the month based on a comparative analysis of Governors performance in Nigeria.

Nasir El Rufai
Nasir El Rufai

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, the CGPI coordinator, Mr Olumuyiwa Ayoola explained that the variables used as indexes for performance were mathematically calculated and this months 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 Mr Olumuyiwa 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 that of fellow governors across the country.

In this first month of the new administration, the CGPI results show that Kaduna state Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai scored a total of 82% 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% for joint second place. All in third place with a total of score of 60% are the governors of Edo, Lagos and Oyo States.

Commenting on the CGPI report, CIAPS Centre Director and CGPI Chair, Prof Anthony Kila 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 takes into account that most governors are new to office whilst some have been there for a longer period of time.

Kila further explained that he hopes that the CGPI monthly reports will allow governors to sit up, improve their performances during their tenure and even enter into healthy competition between 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.

CIAPS is the first paperless institution in Africa and it is running 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.

– Press release ends.

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