By, Festus Fifen
Minister of Nigerian federal capital territory Bala Mohammed has threatened to sack any Secretary or Director not performing to the expectations of the government.
The Minister read this riot act in an emergency meeting with the FCT Minister of State, Olajumoke Akinjide, FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John O. Chukwu , some Mandate Secretaries, Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, (AMMC) and some Directors whose duties have direct bearing with Municipal/Social Services and the day to day running of the FCT Administration.
The Minister thus, gave a week ultimatum to see drastic changes in the areas of environment particularly garbage collection, social menace like street hawking, begging and commercial sex workers as well as enforcement of total ban on commercial motorcycles (Okada) in designated areas.
The minster warned that any political appointee or Public Servant who is not prepared to sit-up should be prepared to shape out.
He lamented a situation where Ad-Hoc Committees are set up to handle jobs that are statutory in nature and attributed this to lackadaisical, non-challant attitude and even sabotage of some staff emphasising that no staff either political appointee or Public Servant is indispensable as his Administration would soon embark on re-assessment and re-adjustment which is not intended to cause pain but to make the system work more effectively.
Others in the meeting include Coordinator, AMMC, Secretaries of Social Development Secretariat; as well as Directors of Establishment & Training; Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Directorate of Road Traffic Services