Tinubu to His Ministers: Perform or Be Sacked
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
President Bola Tinubu addressed his cabinet on Wednesday during the opening of the 2023 Cabinet Retreat, where he outlined a performance-driven approach to retaining ministers in his administration.
The retreat, held at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja, was attended by ministers, presidential aides, permanent secretaries, and top government functionaries.
Tinubu emphasized that ministers would keep their positions based on their performance, which will be periodically reviewed.
He stated, “If you are performing, there’s nothing to fear. If you miss the objectives, we will review your performance. If you don’t perform, you will have to leave us.”
The President also introduced his Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Usman, who will oversee the Result Delivery Unit responsible for monitoring the performance of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies across eight priority areas of his administration.
President Tinubu underlined the importance of evaluating performances and upholding accountability.
He announced the introduction of a performance bond as the basis for periodic reviews and assessments, which all ministers will sign.
“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 stressed further.