Ministers to Sign Performance Bonds with President Tinubu
In a significant move towards enhancing accountability and performance within the Nigerian government, the Special Adviser to the President on Policy Coordination, Hadiza Bala-Usman, revealed that each minister will soon sign a performance bond with President Bola Tinubu.
This groundbreaking initiative aims to ensure that ministers and their respective ministries adhere to key performance indicators (KPIs) that will be reviewed quarterly.
Consequence Management Framework for Appointees
The performance bond isn’t just a symbolic commitment; it comes with a robust consequence management framework.
Appointees who fall short of the set KPIs will be held accountable. Bala-Usman emphasized the importance of performance and how President Tinubu is resolutely committed to delivering on the promises made to Nigerians.
Quarterly Assessments and an Annual Scorecard
Bala-Usman provided insights into the process.
The evaluation of ministers will commence in January 2024, with quarterly assessments of their performance.
These periodic assessments will culminate in an annual scorecard, allowing for a comprehensive review of each minister’s contributions to governance.
Cabinet Retreat and Performance Bonds
In November, there will be a cabinet retreat with President Tinubu, where a deep dive into governance strategies and performance expectations will take place.
This retreat will be instrumental in crafting the performance bond that every minister and permanent secretary will sign.
The performance bond will outline specific responsibilities and deliverables expected of each ministry within the 2024 budget cycle.
A New Approach to Governance
The implementation of performance bonds and KPIs signifies a significant shift in governance in Nigeria.
President Tinubu’s commitment to ensuring that appointees deliver on their mandates is a cornerstone of this approach.
It reflects his strong dedication to keeping his promises to the citizens and prioritizing performance in government.
Security as a Top Priority
Bala-Usman also shed light on President Tinubu’s emphasis on security.
Security is a top priority for the president, and he has allocated significant resources to enhance security measures in the country.
This is evident in the supplementary budget and key achievements in the security sector.
A Remarkable Difference in Governance
The Special Adviser expressed her confidence that Nigerians would witness a remarkable difference in governance under President Tinubu’s leadership.
His unwavering commitment to accountability, performance, and security highlights a new era of governance, where results are at the forefront of the agenda.