Minister tasks heads of parastatals on service delivery, performance

Na’ankwat Dariem, Abuja

Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami

The Nigerian Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ibahim Pantami has tasked all heads of parastatals under the ministry on quality service delivery and performance.

Pantami stated  this when the Director General of the National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Abdallah Inuwa led the management  team of the agency on a visit in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital .

The Minister noted that all parastatals and agencies under his watch  must brace up for the challenges ahead, insisting that the assessment of their performance will no longer be business as usual, as the administration will be applying Key Performance Indicator, KPI  on  monthly  basis to access the level of performance of every parastatal under the ministry.

‘‘Our responsibility in the ministry is very well known. Our mandate is to represent the President and do all on his behalf.  My freedom is over and I can’t travel now without informing the president. I feel unconformable having too much security around me.”

‘‘After the first year, the President will use KPI to determine if we will be retained, if you fail to deliver after one year, you will be sacked.  For this reason, we will come up with KPI for all the agencies. We will put all the heads of parastatals under pressure because the President has put us under pressure and this will be reported on monthly basis.”

‘‘From now henceforth, every action plan other than policy or law must be approved by the ministry. I encourage you to sit up properly. We are not here to just look at you but to take bullets on your behalf.

 ‘‘Be passionate about the work you do, be hard working and keep improving in uprightness,’’ Pantami charged.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director General of NITDA told the minister that they were in his office to show solidarity for his appointment and expressed their readiness to work with him in order to realize and achieve the mandate of the ministry.