Gombe State has been categorised first in developmental pace amongst states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF)’s peer-review mechanism.
In a report by the Director-General of the PGF, Salihu Lukman, the forum revealed that Gombe State has recorded the highest developmental initiatives for the month of January, spreading across health, education, infrastructure, economy, agriculture, sports, justice and sensitization.
The report titled, “January 2020 Progressives Strides – Tracking Development Initiatives in APC States”, represented the performance of all states in terms of development.
According to the forum, “The entries for this edition witnessed more improvement as regards developmental strides collated from the Forum’s States. The information collated was readily available on 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 Gombe State recording the most initiatives of this month with sixteen (16) strides, spreading across health, education, infrastructure, economy, agriculture, sports, justice and sensitization.
“Edo follows with 12 strides and Kaduna follows with 11. Borno and Kwara record 10 strides each followed by Kano and Katsina with 9 each. Lagos and Osun get 8 strides each; Ekiti, Kebbi and Yobe follow with 7 each. Niger records 6 strides while Ondo follows with 5, and lastly Jigawa, Kogi, Nasarawa and Plateau States get 3 strides each.”
It noted, “The overall characteristics of this edition showed that all states in the Forum were represented and featured in this edition. Thirty (30) per cent of information attributed to primary sources and 70 per cent from secondary sources.