The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides and ministers to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians on the administrations’ nine priority areas.
Mustapha made the call on Monday in Abuja, when he delivered his speech at the first year “Ministerial Performance Review Retreat”, organised for ministers by the presidency, NAN reports.
Recall that the nine priority areas include building a thriving and sustainable economy; enhancing social inclusion, reducing poverty; enlarging agricultural output for food security and export, attaining energy sufficiency in power and petroleum products as well as expanding transport and other infrastructural development.
Other priority areas are to expand business growth, entrepreneurship and industrialisation; expand access to quality education, affordable healthcare and productivity of Nigerians; build a system to fight corruption, improve governance and create social cohesion; and improve security for all.”
Mustapha said: ”The retreat is designed to prepare and sensitise cabinet members on the status of policies, programmes and projects of government and the road map towards the delivery of its priorities and “Next Level Agenda” for 2019 to 2023.
“This retreat is expected to provide an opportunity for us as a Government to review the First-Year report of the “Ministerial Mandates”, with respect to the commitment to deliver on the nine priority areas of this Administration.
According to the SGF, the retreat is also designed to allow for transparency on the status of implementation of policies, programmes and projects of the government and the roadmap towards the delivery of the 9-priority agenda of this administration.
“Specifically, at this retreat, we will review the performance of each minister in delivering the priority projects assigned to them upon their appointment in 2019; identify key impediments to implementation.
”And also to re-strategise on how to deliver on the priority areas moving forward, taking into cognizance key underlying factors that have affected performance and delivery.
“Your Excellencies, distinguished participants, let me quickly remind us that as the President’s aides, our legacies will lie in how much we are able to deliver on this administration’s promises to Nigerians, ” SGF said.