THE Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Monday said his second tenure will not be business as usual for the ministry’s workers.
Bello said he would not hesitate to kick out any unproductive worker. The minister, who officially received a handover note from the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christian Ohaa, said he was not prepared to pamper any worker who does not want to add value to the system. He stressed that performance is paramount in the agenda of his administration to deliver the mandate given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bello, who recalled that during his first tenure, he spent a lot of time working on identified deficiencies in the workforce, also promised not to tolerate unproductivity from workers.
He said: “During my first time, I used a lot of time pursuing workers around and encouraging all to be their best. I gave all of you free hands. I spent a lot of time ensuring that various departments strive to be productive.
“This time around, every agency must do its work. All must be held accountable. Anybody who does not do its work shall be out of the system.”
The minister expressed displeasure that most of the senior workers could not create a positive image needed to support the Change Agenda of the past administration.
Now, everybody must sit up or face the music, he warned.
According to him, President Buhari, who graciously re-appointed him, clearly stated the objectives he wants all ministers to achieve. Bello said while the Presidency monitors him to do his job well, he would ensure that all workers in the FCT live up to their responsibility.
Ohaa assured the minister of loyalty and full support.
The permanent secretary noted that within the three months he oversaw the administration, departments and agencies had remained alive to their duties.
He said: “On behalf of the entire workers of the FCTA, I wish to pledge our full support, cooperation and loyalty to ensure that you achieve the mandate of taking the FCT to the Next Level.”