'Perform Or Get Sacked’ – Tinubu Warns Ministers

The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has vowed to boot out any minister in his cabinet who he feels falls short of the expectations of Nigerians. 

Tinubu made this vow during a meeting with the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

The president, again, vowed to continue to do his best for the country.

“I thank the cabinet members for their efforts, but I will relieve any of them of their duties anytime I feel that they are failing Nigerians,” Tinubu said.

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Taking a swipe at the governors, Tinubu said during elections, local governments become key to raking in votes but soon after the polls, the governors concentrate at the centre.

“We are running a constitutional democracy. I will appeal to you to summon the governors. I am doing my very best to enhance the revenue base of the country. They must equally be sympathetic, and they must urgently consider the needs of the local people.

“People reside in the local communities. That is where they work, farm, and live. If the local governments are not effective in delivering services, as leaders, we must not hang on to the numbers. We have 774 local government areas, but are they truly effective? Do they solve problems for Nigerians? Do they coordinate development programming with the state and federal governments?

“Who is being held accountable for the performance of the 774 local governments? Maybe we should look at recalibrating. What was good four years ago may not be good today. When we want the votes, we go to the locals; when we get the votes, we move to and focus on Abuja,” the president said.

While highlighting the significance of education in nation-building, the president described the situation of out-of-school children in parts of Nigeria as unacceptable.

Africa Today News, New York

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