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The Punch : Why Delta became second in NCCN rating –Commissioner

The Delta State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Emu, says the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria has rated his state the second after Lagos State in terms of national competitiveness.

The NCCN, in partnership with Ford Foundation and Tony Elumelu Foundation, recently released the Sub-National Index Overall State Ranking for 2017 which saw Delta occupy the second slot on the table after Lagos State.

The commissioner said Delta won the prize because it performed excellently in the four critical parameters used by the independent body to arrive at its final decision.

He stated that the state was placed tops on human capital overall ranking (education, health, migration and gender equality); fifth on infrastructure overall ranking (roads, electricity, airport, telecoms, waste and water); 23rd on economy overall ranking (access to finance, state finances, business sophistication and tax),  and seventh on institution overall ranking (security, transparency, justice, corruption and permits).