President Muhammadu Buhari
Ahead of the 2023 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a serious warning to ministers, permanent secretaries, and heads of government agencies to remain focused on their duties and not abandon them for other activities geared towards the polls.
He issued the warning in Abuja on Tuesday, October 18, at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Ministerial Performance Review Retreat, cautioning that ”any infraction will be viewed seriously”.
According to Buhari, with campaigns for next year’s elections on the way, governance should not be abandoned.
”All Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, and Heads of Agencies must remain focused in the discharge of their duties, as any infraction will be viewed seriously.
Our collective goal is to map out a transition plan for the incoming Administration to ensure proper documentation of all the Policies, Programmes, and Projects of Government with up-to-date status of implementation,” he said, according to a statement by his media aide Femi Adesina.
The President also said that the lessons learned in the last three years of implementing his government’s policies, programs, and projects would serve as a platform to propel every ministry to stay committed to the achievement of development goals.
The President also called on ministers, permanent secretaries, and heads of government agencies to step up, double their efforts and work in synergy toward total delivery of the administration’s set targets.