By Danladi Al-Hassan
Edo, Gombe and Kano States have been rated high in terms of developmental strides for the month of July 2019 among the states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was contained in the ‘July 2019 Progressives Strides – Tracking Developmental Initiatives in APC States’, a monthly ranking of development initiatives in states controlled by the APC, initiated by the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF).
Edo has consistently maintained the top spot for three months consecutively, outshining the other APC states.
Salihu Lukman, Director General, PGF, in statement said that the entries in the July edition witnessed more improvement as regards developmental strides collated from the forum’s states in 2019, adding that the information was collated from readily available public platforms and same reported to the secretariat.
“In general, there is an all-round increase in the pattern of initiatives introduced by the states with Edo, Gombe and Kano States recording the most of the initiatives for this month with eleven (11) strides, spreading across empowerment, health, education, infrastructure, security, welfare, economy, agriculture, environment and capacity building.
“Lagos followed with 10 strides; Ekiti with 9; Borno 7; Kwara, Niger, Ogun, Osun and Yobe with 5 each; Kogi and Plateau with 4; Kaduna and Ondo with 2 each while Jigawa, Kebbi and Nasarawa states recorded 1 (one) stride each,” Lukman said.
He said that the overall characteristics of the edition showed that all states in the forum were represented and featured in the edition, adding that 30 per cent of information was attributed to primary sources and 70 per cent from secondary sources.