Two APC States Get Listed Among Danger Zones

By Post Nigeria June 28, 2016 12:13

Two APC States Get Listed Among Danger Zones

The Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, might summon an emergency meeting, following a report, which listed two States under the Party’s control, being among the Economic danger zones in Nigeria.

A recent survey conducted by Thisday, on the performance of States for the past one year, placed 2 APC States on red alert.

‎With this latest report, the Governors of those States, have been accused of bringing shame, disgrace and disrepute to the party.

According to sources, President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, seem not to have recovered from the recent revelation.

The report which captured the performance of the 36 State Governors in Nigeria, concluded that some of the State Governors have done well at the wheel of power, while others would need to go back to the drawing board and come up with fresh ideas on how to make positive impact.

Post-Nigeria had in an earlier survey, disclosed that out of all the APC-controlled States, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, had emerged the best performing Governor, while his counterpart in Osun State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, emerged the worst performing Governor since 1999.

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‎Confirming Post-Nigeria’s survey, the ThisDay report, placed Governor Aregbesola and Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on a fresh red alert and danger zones, as they have both under-performed, and have not started delivering on their campaign promises, with no clear cut policy statement or guideline.

‎For Benue, the tenure of Governor Ortom, has been bedeviled with problems of funding, as ‎workers in the State are being owed salaries, despite huge borrowing and bail-out funds received from the Federal Government.

The report maintained that infrastructure development in Benue, has been slow, while the private sector development is almost none existent.

Osun State on the other hand, ‎is owing not less than 6 months salaries, with no serious efforts to restructure the education sector, as it emerged one of the worst performing State in the just concluded West Africa School Certificate Examination, WAEC.

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Amidst the sad development, the report stated that Ebonyi, Ekiti, Jigawa, Kano, Kogi, Nasarawa, Taraba and Yobe States, have started to steer the ship, although there is no clear results to show for it, as most of the projects are yet to kick off.

States like, Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Edo, Enugu and Gombe, have shown good vision with exemplary leadership‎, clear cut ideas, policy statements, with projects commissioned and others ongoing.

Other States working at that frequency are: Imo, Katsina, Kwara, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara State.

Meanwhile, States like Delta, Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos and Ondo, emerged as the best performing States, with clear vision, promising start, wealth creation schemes, ‎good educational policies, security, provision of quality health care services, investment in agriculture, provision of basic infrastructure, improved Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, among several others.

Governor Ambode of Lagos for instance, specified his policy thrust, which was built on a tripod of security, infrastructure development and job creation.

Just before he settled down for governance, Ambode, was confronted with hydra-headed traffic gridlocks, gnawing insecurity and environmental nuisances.

Despite the huge challenge, he provided strategic leadership, with the provision of security equipment worth billions of naira, installation of street lights, with ‘operation light up Lagos’, among several other infrastructural reforms.

Related:‎ Gov. Ambode achieves big in Lagos state and APC