25 June 2020
The trio of Sen. Bala A. Mohammed the Governor of Bauchi, Dr Nasir El Rufai Thr Governor of Kaduna state and Prof. Babagana U. Zulum the Governor of Borno state including seven others have made the list of Ten Best Governors in Nigeria' NEGROIDHAVEN can say authoritatively.
Mohammed, El-Rufai, Zulum who emerged 2nd, 7th and 8th respectively on the auspicious list were thus highlighted by the National Coalition for Progressive Change (NCPC) during their 10 years anniversary celebration held on Monday in Calabar the Cross River state capital city.
Other states governors who made it to the choice list included Governors Ben Ayade, Seyi Makinde, Babagide Sanwo-Olu, Dave Umahi, Kayode Fayemi, Nyesom Wike and Willie Obiano.
According to Sunday Michael the National Chairman, the selection revolved around five priority themes of Infrastructure, Poverty Alleviation, Accessibility, Agriculture and Tourism. Michael said last month, through their website (www.ncpcnigeria.org), an e-voting activity from a pool of one million Nigerians was launched to assess the 36 Nigerian governors.
Michael said that 'We aimed at picking areas that public perception would be high, the voters where given the chance to score the governors up to 20 marks in each area which we multiplied by 5 to create a percentage point for each area, results where tallied to represent the average percentage point for the best governors in 2020.'
The emergence which was a function of a e-voting process had the following results for the three northern governors accordingly:
2nd: Sen. Bala A. Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi, Infrastructure 79%, Poverty Alleviation 67.5%, Accessibility 65%, Agriculture 80% and Tourism 64%
7th: Dr Nasir El Rufai, Governor of Kaduna state, Infrastructure 67.5%, Poverty Alleviation 73%, Accessibility 70%, Agriculture 72% and Tourism 60%
8th: Prof. Babagana U. Zulum, Governor of Borno state, Infrastructure 86.5%, Poverty Alleviation 72.5%, Accessibility 75%, Agriculture 55% and Tourism 55%.
Governors of Bayelsa and Imo States were not assessed because they were yet to do a year in office: 'they have only done 6 months in office and there is no basis for assessment. We only listed governors that have done one year and above', Michael explained.
The NCPC is a pro-democracy organisation founded in 2010 in Nigeria to propagate conscious trends especially in politics.
Recall that NEGROIDHAVEN had reported about the full list: