President Muhammadu Buhari has directed cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries to redouble their efforts and work in synergy towards total delivery of this administration’s set target to improve livelihood of all Nigerians.
The President made the remarks at the end of the two-day Mid-term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat on Tuesday.
Highlights of the President’s directives
- Ministers should “ramp up implementation” of their mandates along the Nine Priority Areas of the administration.
- The president stressed the need for synergy between the fiscal and monetary authorities in the country to keep the economy on the trajectory of growth.
- He noted that intensive discussions at the retreat provided an opportunity to reflect on what this administration had done and areas needed to improve on and refocus attention.
- President Buhari directed cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries to redouble their efforts and work in synergy toward total delivery of this administration’s set target to improve livelihood of all Nigerians.
What the President is saying
He said, “The retreat provided an opportunity for us to undertake an objective assessment of our stewardship in line with the contract we signed with the Nigerian people to deliver on our electoral promises.
“From the assessment report and discussions at this retreat, I am glad to note that progress has been made towards the achievement of our objectives.
“The independent performance assessment report presented on Day One of the retreat, indicates that significant progress has been achieved in the delivery of the ministerial mandates.
“Distinguished participants, the discussions at the retreat have prompted the need for us to ramp up implementation on the deliverables.
“We must close the gaps in our implementation efforts to ensure that we attain set targets by 2023.”
Buhari, therefore, directed the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to immediately begin the process of convening quarterly coordination meetings for each priority area based on the collaborative results framework.