Jonathan to ministers: sit up

President Goodluck Jonathan has issued a marching order to his ministers to increase their pace of work. The directive is coming on the heels of the President’s recent promise to make more impact this year. Dr. Jonathan, who spoke during the year’s first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting according to Mr. Labaran Maku, Minister of Information, charged ministers to move faster. He added that President Jonathan wants to see progress and better delivery.

Besides, Maku, who spoke to reporters alongside Minister of Education Ruqqayyat Rufai, Minister of Tourism, Edem Duke and Minister of State, Finance, Yerima Ngama, said the President also charged ministers to buckle up and work as a team.

He said: “Mr President gave us a marching order to work harder, faster and deliver results. He said we must all buckle up and make sure all our agencies deliver results. Last year was very good for the country. By the grace of God, Nigerians will see greater results this year. “We should begin to commission some of the key power projects this year. Going forward, we are expecting greater activities. We are looking forward to greater synergies; we’re looking forward to greater results this year. All is set for greater performance for government in the year 2013.”


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