Yahaya Bello remains a disgrace to governance | YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Governors

Aside from being the youngest governor currently in the country, Yahaya Bello of Kogi has really nothing else going for him.

Bello became governor due to the untimely demise of Audu Abubakar hours before the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him (Abubakar) as Governor-elect.

Since assuming office, Bello has done next to nothing but be embroiled in one controversy after the other. In the week under review, the Kogi governor who has a penchant for owing workers’ salaries, running into months, while reacting to complaints from the state’s workforce bragged that he had paid half salary for the month of July. Bello, who accused labour unions in the state of “blackmail” and a “campaign of calumny” against his administration said the workers were being paid by “some desperate politicians who are playing politics with the destiny of the people of Kogi.”

Concluding his position on the matter, the governor said the non-payment of salaries was not peculiar to the state, adding that he will “be decisive if they (labour unions) remain adamant and continue to go violent on workers who do not believe in their agitation”.

Like Bello, some other state governors, who have no modicum of shame requested that the Federal Government should release additional bailout funds to them for the payment of salary arrears to workers in their states.

Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi is showing signs that he cannot maintain law and order in the state. Following his elevation of some chiefs in Ibadan to the status of traditional rulers – a position the Olubadan of Ibada, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji disagrees withsome yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Oba’s palace.

Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal in his wisdom decided that five persons indicted for mismanagement of funds totalling N15 Billion under the immediate administration of former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, be awarded several positions in his cabinet ranging from commissioner to board appointments.

From the best to the worst, see the YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Governors.

StateNamePartyYear ElectedRank This WeekRank Last Week
Abia StateOkezie IkpeazuPDP201511
Borno StateKashim ShettimaAPC201122
Anambra StateWillie ObianoAPGA201433
Ebonyi StateDavid UmahiPDP201544
Enugu StateIfeanyi UgwuanyiPDP201555
Kaduna StateNasir Ahmad el-RufaiAPC201566
Delta StateIfeanyi OkowaPDP201577
Bayelsa StateSeriake Henry DicksonPDP201188
Cross River StateProf. Benedict AyadePDP201599
Kano StateUmar GandujeAPC20151010

See full ranking here.

Comments (3)

  1. Those governors who diverted bailout funds released to them by the Fed. Govt. to pay workers arrears of their salary while the governors are able to meet their financial needs but their workers go hungry with their families, the governors shall not go unponished as they have contravened God’s commandment. They should rethink and do the needful.

  2. Yahaya Bello is a vampire. He takes decision like his saviour Satan I feel so bad when my brothers are crying. For their salary. It is the spirit of Audu Abubakar that is chasing him.He is not ok to rule Kogi state

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