Nasir El-Rufai takes the top spot as the best Nigerian governor | YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Governors

Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s directive ordering the arrest of some youth, who called on Igbos in the North to leave the region on October 1, did not go unnoticed in the week under review. El-Rufai who has been under attack in the past for his decisions and statements rose to the top spot in our Weekly Effectiveness Ranking for governors.

In a statement, which came less than 24 hours after ‘The Kaduna Declaration’, the governor said, “We will not tolerate such irresponsible statements and conduct in our state. The statement issued by the “northern youth” violates the laws of Kaduna State. Therefore, the Kaduna State Government has directed that its Ministry of Justice should prepare charges and prosecute the signatories and anyone complicit in arranging this egregious assault on the rights of fellow citizens.”

Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano dropped five spots on the ranking this week. Obiano slumps is due to reports that he allegedly gave Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the sum of $50,000 and SUVs, an allegation he denied.

Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in the week under review showed his lack of understanding of human relations and feelings. Some parents of the six kidnapped schoolchildren of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, staged a peaceful protest to the governor’s office.

Ambode did not deem it fit to appear and speak to the aggrieved parents, deciding rather to send his the commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami; the Special Adviser to the Governor on Community and Communications, Kehinde Bamigbetan; and the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, Babatunde Hunpe. The governor’s behaviour is unacceptable. A 10-15 minute appearance by Ambode would have done him no harm.

See our top ten ranking for governors below:

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*The YNaija Effectiveness Ranking is a perception index based on perceived‎ levels of effectiveness of public officials, as determined by correspondents assessment, news reports and opinion surveys.‎

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  1. The Arewa groups that gave people or Igbo from north east Nigeria an ultimatum to go to their homeland and secede has made a clear case of reasonable felony. In this wise, they tried to break Nigeria without recourse to constitutional means. I think we first need to start with a constitutional conference for pure federalism. Thereafter any of the six regions that wants to exist as it’s own state can carve itself out if they so desire.

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