By Peters Monday, Abuja
The governor of Delta State, RT.Hon. Sheriff Oborewori, on Friday passed a strong message to all appointed Commissioners in the state, to either performed or get sacked.
Oborewori clarified that he had no room for layabouts in his cabinet, adding that his administration is fully committed to ensuring excellence, process driven and result- oriented governance for the people of the State.
He stated this while speaking during the 2023 Delta State Executive Council Retreat held at Maryam Babangida Leisure Park, Asaba, Delta State Nigeria, with the theme ‘Delivering the M.O.R.E Agenda for Advancing Delta: Strategies Enablers’, which was necessary to ensure that Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of government align their programmes and activities with the administration’s policy focus.
He said “the strategic imperatives of the MORE agenda have been distilled into deliverables that can be measured, tracked and reported.
“These Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will enable us to measure our progress as an administration based on established timelines and benchmarks for success.
“This will in turn, enable efficiency of government, enhance performance, hold the MDAs accountable, and promote judicious utilization of resources.
“It is my earnest expectation that this forum will provide the pathway for us to deliver on the promises of the MORE agenda through fiscal responsibility, synergy among the MDAs, robust community engagement, effective public communication, creative execution of programmes, and excellent service delivery.
“For us to achieve our stated goals”, he went on, “MDAs must constantly monitor the progress of projects under their jurisdiction and formulate a mechanism for feedback and evaluation.
“As evidenced from the projects that we have so far completed and embarked upon, this administration is process driven, result-oriented, and excellence-inclined.
“Indeed, we are poised to ADVANCE the state into an era that will accelerate the realization of its full potentials through the MORE agenda.
“Towards this end, the Commissioners are expected to sign a Performance Bond at the end of this retreat. This is not meant to scare anybody. It is to serve as a motivation to stay focused on the deliverables that have been established.
“As I stated in my inauguration speech, the MORE agenda is designed to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and private sector job creation, strengthen the human capital, build an enabling infrastructure, bolster public financial management, and improve governance and accountability systems for improved service delivery.
“The issues before us are simple – they are about improving the quality of life of our people, about building bridges of social cohesion, about giving our people hope of a better tomorrow, and about accelerated development.
“To effectively achieve this target, it demands thought and action from me and all those who have the privilege to serve as elected officials, political appointees, or civil servants”, the governor further stated.