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Ortom rated least performing governor in Nigeria

Written By Idoma Television on Monday, May 30, 2016 | 2:34:00 AM

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, along with those of Kano and Niger have been given a poor rating after spending one year in office.
The rating was conducted by ThisDay Newspaper to assess the performance of no fewer than 27 Governors sworn-in after the general elections a year ago.

Concerning Governor Ortom, the publication read, “It has been a mixed grill if of unfulfilled promises and plans. Since its inauguration into office, the government has been bedeviled with problems of funds. Workers in the state have not been paid for about five months despite huge borrowing by the government. 

“The take-off of infrastructural development has been slow while the private sector development is almost non existent.
“Despite these challenges, the governor has commenced the total renovation of the school of nursing in the state and also pursuing its accreditation.

“On road construction, the state government has awarded contract for eight roads to be constructed while it is at the level of completing the Achusa ring road started by the previous administration. The governor has also begun the Mobil-Barrack road and the Daudu Gbajimba road which are now at various stages of completion.”

Others assessed include Governors of Oyo, Nassarawa and Imo who were rated below average while majority were adjudged to be average which included the likes of Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kwara, Enugu, Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Ogun and Borno. 

Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state along with those of Akwa Ibom, Yobe and Delta were rated above average while those of Lagos, Abia, Rivers, Cross River and Ebonyi were given the highest rating of good.

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