Chief Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesman, says President Bola Tinubu will not tolerate failure from any of his appointees.
Chief Ngelale said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday.
He said the president is not afraid to sack any appointee, and that he spent the months after winning the February 25 election setting clear goals for each sector.
“The President has set the benchmarks. The question now is about enforcement, and the President has shown, as he did during his time in Lagos State as governor, that he is not someone who is afraid to fire anybody,” he said.
“He is not somebody that is afraid to levy quick sanctions to ensure that they get the results that he wants, because, ultimately, if this administration fails, they will not say a minister failed or a set of ministers failed. They will say President Bola Tinubu failed, and he will not accept failure.”
“[Tinubu] basically looked at exactly what His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has achieved and said, ‘This is what we want to do to build on all these achievements…
“We’re going to effectively implement a plan within a certain amount of time based on time-based benchmarks that, when a minister has come in, we would be able to measure their performance against.’
“Every minister coming in absolutely knows what they have to achieve within the time frame that’s been given to them by the President, and that’s something in the history of Nigerian governance we’ve never seen before.”