Dedicated to Nigeria's socio-political issues
October 3, 2007 - December 2, 2007
How Have Your Governors Performed?
culled from VANGUARD, November 09, 2005
A performance rating of the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital
Territory (FCT) Abuja by National Planning Commission (NPC), and donor
agencies including the World Bank, UNDP, DFID, USAID and CIDA has ranked
Enugu State as the best performing state in the federation in terms of
policy formulation, budget and fiscal management, service delivery,
communication and transparency in Nigeria under the current democratic
In the first 11 category, Ondo, Lagos, Kaduna, Anambra, Cross River and
Yobe States came sixth, seventh, eight, ninth, 10th and 11th respectively.
The states willingly submitted to the assessment. Only Bayelsa State did not
submit to this independent assessment. There were three rounds of
The top 11 performers are those states which did not score any red in all the four areas o assessment. Any state which scored a red, although may have earned a high cumulative score, it dropped in final ranking. In the area of policy, the assessors, made up of independent groups with an overall consulting outfit, asked this pertinent question: "Do the state's policies address the real needs of the people? Have all key stakeholders had a chance to have their say in the policies? Are the policies widely known to the people of the state?"
For budget and fiscal management:: "Does the state manage its budget and public funds in a transparent way so that resources are directed at achieving the priorities of the state? Is there responsible and prudent fiscal management that effectively contains the negative impacts of revenue fluctuation?"
In terms of service delivery, the assessors sought to know: "What efforts
is the state making to improve service delivery to the citizens, both in
terms of reach and standards? What is the quality of service rendered?"
Rank State Score
Policy 20 Points
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