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El-Rufai threatens to sack non-performing commissioners

El-Rufai threatens to sack non-performing commissioners
July 12
20:47 2019

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has vowed to sack any of the newly appointed commissioners who fails to deliver results.


He gave the warning on Friday while swearing in 13 commissioners cleared by the state house of assembly.

El-Rufai said the commissioners will sign a performance agreement with the top management of their ministries.

He said the performance of each commissioner will be reviewed on a quarterly basis, thereby urging the officials to quickly settle down and commence duty.


“The new commissioners must quickly settle in and deliver results,” he said.

“Each of you will receive and adhere to job descriptions that will be followed by key performance indicators and performance agreements.

“Every commissioner must, in turn, sign KPIs and performance agreements with the top management of their ministries. All are subject to strict quarterly reviews, because we must maximise the short time left to deliver service for our people.”


The governor also urged family members and associates of the new commissioners to give them needed support as they commence duty.

“Family members and associates must realise that the commissioners would need their support,” he said.

“We thank you for the sacrifice you would make, but we urge you not to pressurize them.”

El-Rufai mandated Hadiza Balarabe, his deputy, to take charge of the state ministry of health pending the appointment of a substantive commissioner for the ministry.


The state assembly had rejected Jafaaru Abubakar, one of the governor’s commissioner nominees, for criticising the administration of el-Rufai.


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