By Oyewale Oyelola
The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) as part of efforts to deepen democratic rule will embark on Governance Assessment of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration in Kwara State.
The Guild in a statement issued on Thursday by its National Secretary, AbdulRahman Aliagan in Abuja said the Governance Assessment is inline with its commitment to deepen Democratic rule in Nigeria, and make the government accountable to the electorate.
Aliagan noted that assessment tour billed to commence on Monday May 23, 2022 will give Guild’s investigation team to interact with different stakeholders in Kwara State to assess the impact of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration on the people of the State.
According to the statement, the Governance Assessment is aimed at rooting for the truth, getting first-hand information from different stakeholders, and assessing the impact of the current administration in Kwara State.
The Guild National Secretary said NGIJ members from all part of the country will on Monday converge in Ilorin, the State Capital, for commencement of Governance Assessment Tour to assess Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq administration’s impact on the people.
He added that the guild will engage critical stakeholders, including traditional rulers, civil servants, labour unions, pensioners, top government officials, students, market men/women and others in order to get first-hand information about the current administration led by Governor Abdulrazaq.
The Guild has carried out similar governance assessment in Kogi, Ondo and Bayelsa states. Their reports were in tandem with the outcome of the Governorship election in the three States.