PERFORMANCE BOND: Over 140 Officials to Assess, Ministers, MDAs in January

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President Bola Tinubu with Mrs Hadiza Bala Usman, Special Adviser on Policy Coordination .

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By Agnes Nsikak

No fewer than 140 officials will track and assess the performance of the ministers, MD’s of the agencies ahead of the first assessment exercise at the end of this month.

This is as the officials joined the third technical retreat for delivery desk officers of Federal Ministries on the implementation of presidential priorities and ministerial deliverables in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, which began on Wednesday.

A senior official working closely with the Central Delivery Coordination Unit headed by the Special Adviser to the President on Policy Coordination, Mrs Hadiza Bala-Usman, revealed that the officers, who would conduct the assessment, were drawn from 35 Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

“It will involve a Permanent Secretary and Directors of planning and other officials, four each from 35 ministries. They are considering the modalities of the assessment, the key performance indicators and the reporting mechanisms and all of those,” a source said.

At the retreat, Bala-Usman echoed President Bola Tinubu’s words to participants when she warned that her principal would sack Ministers who failed to perform their duties.

She noted that Tinubu was poised to deliver on his promise of making life better and easier for Nigerians.
Calling for the total commitment of delivery officers and directors of planning in ministries, Bala-Usman said, “We must understand that the President is very serious about his promises and that ministers will be assessed, and ministers will be dropped if they don’t perform.

“You must understand that as ministerial delivery desk officers, you are the engine room that will provide that feedback, constantly track ministerial progress, and report challenges and bottlenecks to the central coordinating and delivery unit.”

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