– The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies ( CIAPS) named Governor Akinwunmi Ambode “Nigerian 2015/2016 Governor of the Year”
– The study conducted by the CIAPS based on a comparative analysis of governors’ performance since their first day in office
– Lagos state and its governor came first, while Edo and Cross River states took second and third positions.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has been named “Nigerian 2015/2016 Governor of the Year”. The study conducted by the Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS) based on a comparative analysis of governors’ performance in Nigeria. Daily Post reports that 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 what they have achieved so far. Olumuyiwa Ayoola, the CGPI coordinator, said that the action of each governor was monitored and studied from their first day in office. Then the findings were graded and compared to that of fellow governors across the country. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Lagos emerges best performing state Share on Facebook Share on Twitter governor of the year This year, Lagos state and its governor came first with 74%, while Edo and Cross River states took second and third positions respectively with 70% and 65%. Commenting on the CGPI report, Prof Anthony Kila, CIAPS centre director and CGPI chair, 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”.