South-East governors are the real MVPs | YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Governors

The Governors of the South Eastern region deserve a round of applause for their call over the weekend condemning “all hate speeches and misconduct from any segment of the country”. The governors, who made the call on Sunday at a meeting in Enugu with members of the National Assembly from the South East and traditional rulers from the region, said they “were not in support of secession”.

This statement by the South-East governors sees them rise some few places in the YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Governors in the week under review. Nigerians have been waiting and calling on governors in the South-East to speak up on the Biafra agitation and other hate speeches across the country. Though coming a little bit late, the governors’ call is worthy of commendation. However, Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha fell down the pecking order. This is due to the statement he made during that week that he has “spoilt” people of Imo with projects. “The only problem I have is that anybody that comes after me and does not perform will be stoned. Because you cannot come to Imo State now and say you want to abolish free education from primary to university, they will not accept. I have spoilt Imo people believe me,” Okorocha said.

Another governor who had a decline in his ranking was Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose. Fayose’s slump was majorly due to his decision to sack all his commissioners. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor who gave no reasons for his action directed the former commissioners to hand over to the Permanent Secretaries of their respective ministries. Earlier in the week, Fayose had told journalists that President Muhammdu Buhari was presently on life support at the West-end of a London hospital. While speaking on Buhari’s health, the governor said, “I want to say emphatically that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not spoken to the president in the last one month. I expect him to prove me wrong.”

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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.‎

One comment

  1. You wasting time commending govs that are struggling for their own welfare and continued eating crumbles from their masters table. The sovereign power belong to the masses. For over 50 years our leaders have subjected the to masses suffering. We must try another means-Biafra to get better. Thanks.

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