Betta Edu: Forum appeals to Tinubu to recruit progressive minded individuals

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Forum, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to recruit progressive minded, loyal thorough bred party members into positions yet to be filled in his administration to drive his policies.
Mr Isa Yuguda, the forum’s Board of Trustee (BoT) Chairman made the appeal in a statement on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to the suspension of Ms Betta Edu, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation by Tinubu.
He commended Tinubu for suspending the minister, especially because her actions in office had been found questionable.
According to Yuguda, the president’s decision to suspend the minister has renewed the hope of majority of Nigerians in the fight against corruption and malpractice in public offices.
“It is our considered opinion that the move further re-emphasised the importance Tinubu has placed on integrity, coming few months after he introduced Key Performance Index (KPI) for his appointees to ensure optimal performance.
“With this, we are quite optimistic that a strong signal has been sent to public officials to focus on democratic deliverables as promised in the Renewed Hope agenda.
“And not to be distracted by frivolities that could embarrass the Tinubu-led administration and our great party, the APC,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the KPI was introduced by the Tinubu-led administration to monitor the performance of all ministers and their ministries.

The ministers, 48 of them, had also been mandated to plan their budgets in alignment with the defined deliverables of their ministries.

Yuguda expressed happiness that Tinubu had acceded to the forum’s position on cost of governance by slashing expenditure on all foreign and domestic trips by all officials of his administration including himself.
He said this was not only commendable, but also a good way of leading by example.
“We however urge the government to continuously recruit progressive minded, loyal party members as well as thorough bred professionals with high standard of ethics into other positions yet to be filled by the administration,” he said.(

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