"Nigeria’s 2016 Worst Performing Governors" (By Dubemnaija.com)

Here is the list of Nigeria's worst
performing Governors of 2016. A lot
of factors were used in getting to the
above. 1. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state Kogi state, once Nigeria’s seat of
capital is now in ruins. From Ejule to
Lokoja and beyond, from
infrastructure to the economy, the
state’s government has done little or
nothing in shaping up the lives of its citizens. There are no good roads in
the state, no viable commercial
activities; state government paid staff
and pensioners hasn’t been paid in
months; to say that the governor is a
monumental failure will be a ‘light praise.’ 2. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State The senator turned governor is
amongst the worst performing
governors in Nigeria. With all the huge
funds accrued to to the state, Delta
state capital Asaba in terms of
infrastructural development is very backward. There are no good roads in
the town, no drainage, no light and No
water. The government has also done
nothing in salvaging the precarious
security situation of the state. Delta
state has always been plagued with bad leaders whom are after their
pockets. Mr Okowa should map out
ways in dealing with the insecurity
and embarking on massive
infrastructural projects in the oil rich
state. 3. Samuel Ortom of Benue state Benue state governor has gotten
himself a slot in the league of the
worst performing governors. Since his
inception into office, the ex-minister
has not initiated or executed any
viable project in his state. More so, the marauding Fulani herdsmen have
been killing the people of the state in
their thousands, and homes and
villages been sacked. The governor
has done nothing in securing his
people against the killers. Until he initiates policies that will bring in
goodies to the state, he will be in our
list of worst performing governors in
Nigeria. 4. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti The Ekiti state governor has recently
been in the news and media on issues
bothering the wife of the president.
The governor who believes in
stomach infrastructure politics have
not been doing what a state chief executive ought to be doing. Instead,
he choose to do the work of his
party’s spokesperson. He attacks the
president at any slightest opportunity
instead of bringing up projects that
will uplift the state. Ekiti is the poorest and the least developed state in the
southwest and one of the poorest In
Nigeria and as long as the current
governor continues to ignore
embarking on capital projects in the
state, it will remain so for a very long time to come. 5. Abdulfatah Ahmed of kwara
state The governor of the north central state
is not experienced on the issues of
state leadership and good
governance. One is expected that the
state with abundant material and
human resources should naturally be leading the pack, but it is not so.
Instead, he chooses to become the
official stooge of Nigeria’s senate
president, Mr Saraki. Since he assumed
office years back, the state has not
experienced any significant growth that translated into the well-being of
its citizens. Recently, news of foods
being stolen from fire in the state was
in the media, leading many to
conclude that the hunger in the state
was in massive scale. They are all correct. Ahmed needs to step up his
game and better the lives of his
people. 6. Darius Ishaku of Taraba state Some would say that the man is taking
his time resting after the narrow defeat
he gave his rival Mrs Aisha Alhassan.
The governor does not have what it
takes to lead a state. I suggest he arms
himself with advisers and commissioners that knows what it
takes to deliver. No single road has
been built in Jalingo or anywhere else
in the state. The healthcare rating of
the state has dropped, and the
Education sector is in near comatose. Security has also worsened, and like
his neighbor counterpart Mr Ortom,
Darius Ishaku is clueless in tackling
insecurity and other economic
downturns in the state. 7. Tanko AL-makura of Nasarawa Nasarawa state should be one of the
best states in Nigeria in terms of
revenue drive/generation and
infrastructural growth, taking its
proximity to Abuja as an advantage,
but reverse is the case. It is one of the poorest state, north of Nigeria. The
governor does not know what it
means to prioritize needs. A governor
that once wanted to embark on the
construction of a cargo airport in the
state without standard markets and commercial activities taking place in it.
State and local government workers
haven’t been paid for months in the
state, and no viable project have been
commissioned in the state since 2014;
one wonders where all the revenue accrued to the state goes. Tanko is
one of the governors that squanders
federal government allocations on
frivolities. 8. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state Talking about total cluelessness in
governance, The Enugu state
governor sits on-top. The governor of
the coal city state has done virtually
nothing since he came into power a
year ago. Whatever there is now in Enugu state was done by his
predecessors. He is said to be the most
‘’dormant’’ governor in the southeast
of NIGERIA. The vibrant capital of the
old eastern region, touted to be the
entertainment hub of the southeast is now turning to a shadow of its old
self. Watchers have started speculating
about the possibility of the governor
in securing a second term for himself
come 2019. 9. Shettima of Borno State Mr shettima presides over the affairs of
the state ravaged by terrorism and
insurgency. Since Nigerians (and the
world) is more interested in getting to
stop the insurgency, his non-
performance and cluelessness have been overlooked. The economic and
commercial activities in the once Home
of Peace is now at a stand-still, and
nothing has been done by the
governor. His reasons for his non
performance is Insecurity, but that shouldn't be the case. Shettima should
draw up reconstruction plans and
makes sure he sticks his nose into it,
till total reconstruction is achieved. He
should leave fighting terrorism for the
federal government and focus on developmental plans.
N/B: As a blogger, I've been to all 36
states of Nigeria and including the FCT.
The compilation was based on what I
saw on ground and all other relevant
yardsticks.

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