The Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday stated that only ministers in his cabinet who performed very well in their offices will retain their offices based on their periodic review.
President Tinubu made this shocking revelation when he declared open the 2023 ministers, presidential Aides, Permanent Secretaries, and other Top Government Functionaries cabinet retreat, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
“If you are performing, nothing to fear, if you miss the objective we review, if you don’t perform, you leave us… Don’t be a clog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress,” said the president.
Tinubu in his statement noted that the Special Adviser on Policy Coordination,Hadiza Usman, will superhead the Result Delivery Unit, and will closely monitor the performance of all the ministries, Departments, and Agencies across the priority areas of his administration.
In a notable statement, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has articulated a vision for the future, emphasizing key principles and goals that he aims to champion. Central to his vision is the promotion of economic growth and development through job creation, with a strong commitment to eradicating poverty and ensuring access to capital. This signifies a dedication to addressing critical economic challenges and fostering prosperity.
Tinubu’s vision extends beyond economic growth. It underscores the importance of inclusivity, emphasizing the active involvement of women and youth in national activities. This commitment to harnessing diverse skills and talents is a crucial step toward building a stronger and more equitable society.
In the realm of security, the vision is clear: a resolute defense of the nation against acts of terror and criminality. Safety and security are fundamental prerequisites for any meaningful development, and Tinubu’s stance reflects a dedication to ensuring the well-being of the nation’s citizens.
Moreover, the principles of fairness and the rule of law are paramount. Tinubu emphasizes the importance of impartial governance, adhering to the Constitution, and upholding the rule of law. This commitment is essential for fostering a just and orderly society.
One of the most critical elements of Tinubu’s vision is his unwavering stance against corruption. This stance aims to deter corrupt practices while simultaneously strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of various anti-corruption agencies. A corruption-free environment is vital for economic growth and development.
Importantly, Tinubu has underlined that performances will be closely evaluated, and accountability will be rigorously maintained. This includes the introduction of a performance bond, which will serve as the foundation for periodic reviews and assessments.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision encompasses a comprehensive approach to addressing economic challenges, enhancing inclusivity, ensuring security, upholding the rule of law, and combating corruption. His commitment to accountability underscores the determination to transform this vision into a reality, with tangible results for the nation.
Tinubu also made it clear that performances would be evaluated and accountability upheld.
This includes a performance bond to form the basis of periodic reviews and evaluations.
“At the end of this retreat, you will sign a performance bond with me…You are here to help me succeed and succeed I must…I have appointed a dynamic young lady Hadiza Bala Usman as my SA on Policy Coordination. If you have a problem with her, come to me. If you don’t, stay where you are and work,” he told the ministers.
Furthermore, Tinubu emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to propel the country forward and reaffirmed his confidence in the democratic process.
He said that he had accepted the assets and liabilities of his predecessor, telling the participants that although chaos exists around them, they must be focused like one driving in a tunnel to deliver the goods.
“You don’t look at the skies or sideways, face your front and focus on your lane,” he advised.
While noting that his administration has spent the last six months “reviewing ourselves,” he stressed the importance of good healthcare and quality education, which he said is the best weapon against poverty.
The president assured foreign investors that they would be able to bring in their capital, invest, and repatriate their gains without hiccups.
He declared the country open for business while promising to remove obstacles to economic growth.
All ministers and ministers of state are seated for the three-day exercise, except the Minister of Tourism, Mrs Lola Ade-John, who was not spotted at the meeting.