President Bola Tinubu has threatened to sack Ministers, cabinet members, and other appointees who fail to live up to expectations.

Speaking on Thursday at the State House in Abuja, the President disclosed that he won’t hesitate to sack any cabinet member or appointee whenever he feels such a person is failing Nigerians.

Tinubu made the submission while addressing the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) who were at the Presidential Villa on a courtesy visit.

While thanking the cabinet members for their efforts so far, the President assured that he remains committed to striving for the betterment of the nation.

He said, “I thank the cabinet members for their efforts, but I will relieve any of them of their duties anytime I feel that they are failing Nigerians.”

Also, during his speech, President Tinubu urged the ACF to talk to the Governors about the need to allow the 774 local government areas in the country to be effective.

According to him, the Governors must recognize the independence of the local governments as provided in the constitution and allow them to meet the people’s needs.

We are running a constitutional democracy. I will appeal to you to summon the governors. I am doing my very best to enhance the revenue base of the country. They must equally be sympathetic, and they must urgently consider the needs of the local people.

“People reside in the local communities. That is where they work, farm, and live. If the local governments are not effective in delivering services; as leaders, we must not hang on to the numbers. We have 774 local government areas, but are they truly effective? Do they solve problems for Nigerians? Do they coordinate development programming with the state and federal governments?

“Who is being held accountable for the performance of the 774 local governments? Maybe we should look at recalibrating. What was good four years ago may not be good today. When we want the votes, we go to the locals; when we get the votes, we move to and focus on Abuja,” he said.

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