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You must deliver results – Tinubu threatens to sack underperforming ministers

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has threatened to sack any of his cabinet members that fail to deliver what is expected of them.

He warned on Wednesday, November 1 that any minister unable to deliver the mandate of his or her ministry will lose their job as his administration settles down to the business of governance.

Tinubu stated this while declaring the 2023 Cabinet Retreat for Ministers, Presidential Aides, Permanent Secretaries and Top Government Functionaries open at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking on the theme, “Delivering on the Renewed Hope Agenda”, the president said his administration was not oblivious to the challenges ahead but there must be a clear-cut decision and action plan by all stakeholders to wriggle out of the problems.

He also stated that since becoming President, he had graciously accepted all challenges and liabilities thrown at him by his predecessor.

He said there would be no room for excuses, hence the reason he took his time to assemble all the best brains in his cabinet, who can aid the administration to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens.

The President said he had directed the Special Adviser on Policy Coordination, Bala Hadiza to head the Result and Delivery Unit, through which key performance indicators of all ministerial appointees would be monitored.

He said at the end of the retreat all ministers would sign a bond of understanding to track those performing to expectation or not.

“If you are performing nothing to fear, if you miss the objectives, we review, if you have no performance you leave us, no one is an island because the buck stops on my desk,” he said.

Among the key priorities the Tinubu administration wants the cabinet members to focus on are food security, ending poverty, economic growth and job creation, access to capital, inclusivity: drawing on skill base, security, fairness and rule of law and anti-corruption.