You Will Be Fired If You Under-performs El-Rufai Warns New Commissioners

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Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Friday appointed 13 newly appointed commissioners, threatening to sack any of them if they perform below expectations in their various ministries. He advised the newly appointee to settle down and deliver quick results.


El-Rufai, who gave the warning while swearing-in 13 out of the 15 commissioner nominees forwarded to the State Assembly for confirmation, said each of the commissioners would be made to sign a performance agreement with the top management of their ministries.

The governor also mandated his deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, to take charge of the State Ministry of Health pending when a substantive commissioner will be appointed for the ministry.

“Each of you will receive and adhere to job descriptions that will be followed by Key Performance Indicators and Performance Agreements. “Every commissioner must, in turn, sign KPIs and Performance Agreements with the top management of their ministries.

“All are subject to strict quarterly reviews because we must maximize the short time left to deliver service for our people.”

Governor El-Rufai also warned family members and associates of the new commissioners against asserting undue pressure on them.

Those sworn-in are: Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani (Ministry of Local Government Affairs); Idris Samaila Nyam (Business, Innovation & Technology); Shehu Usman Makarfi (Education); Ibrahim Garba Hussaini (Environment & Natural Resources); Kabir Mato (Sports Development); Balaraba Aliyu-Inuwa (Public Works & Infrastructure); and Samuel Aruwan (Internal Security & Home Affairs).

Others are, Fausat Adebola Ibikunle (Housing & Urban Development); Mohammed Bashir Saidu (Finance); Hafsat Mohammed-Baba (Human Services & Social Development); Aisha Dikko (Justice); Thomas Gyang (Planning and Budget); as well as Hassan Mahmud (Commissioner in the governor’s office for Riots, Damage, Rehabilitation and Resettlement).