National News Apr 7, 2010
….Gives Two Weeks Ultimatum on Policy Guidelines

By Daniel Idonor


According to Ag.President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday inaugurated a 38-man cabinet with a vote of confidence on the new team, even as he issued a two-week ultimatum to come up with a blur print on quick-win project policies.

 

Speaking at the ceremony which was attended by a capacity crowd at the Aso Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Jonathan told the new cabinet members that he continually monitor them to ensure that they are made accountable for all their actions.

“At the outset let me say clearly that I have confidence in this team, which I believe reflects the ambition of the Federal Government to take bold steps in all sectors. Our people demand the best because mediocre performance will not be enough to meet the high expectations of the moment”.

 

“I will, therefore, continually monitor and evaluate your performance. Each of you has a portfolio but our responsibility will also be collective. This means that we must support one another, because together each achieves more”.

“To me”, he said, “the best instrument for the measurement of development is the yardstick of a steady improvement in the quality of life of our people in all areas.  In the next two weeks my office will work with you to determine and agree on ministerial goals and targets including milestones”.
 
Finally, he advised them that “the oath of office and oath of allegiance which you have just taken, together constitute a sacred commitment to serve the Federal Republic of Nigeria without fear or favor, with transparency and accountability, and at all times with good faith and maximum effort”.


CABINET LIST
Ministry & Name of Ministers
1. Agriculture
1. Prof. Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah
2. Mr. Awodele Najeem  Adewale
2. Justice
Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN
3. Aviation
Mrs. Fidelia Njeze
4. Commerce & Industry
1.Sen. Jibril Martins Kuye
2. Mrs. Josephine Tapgun
5. Culture& Tourism
Abubakar Sadiq A. Mohammed
6. Education
Prof. (Mrs) Ruqayyatu A.  Rufa’i
7. FCT
Senator Bala Muhammed
8. Environment
Mr. John Ogar Odey
9. Finance
1. Mr. Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga
2.  Mr. Aderemi W. Babalola
10. Foreign Affairs
1.  Mr. Henry Odein Ajumogobia, SAN
2.   Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong
11.Health
1.     -
2. Alhaji Suleiman Bello
12. Information & Comm
1.  Prof. Dora Akunyili
2.   Mr. Labaran Maku
13. Interior
1.    Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho
2.    Mr. Humphrey Enemakwu Abah
14. Labour & Productivity
Mr. Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu
15. Mines & Steel Devt
Arc.  Musa Mohammed Sada
16. Niger Delta Affairs
1.    Elder Peter Godsday Orubebe
2.    Hon. Samuel Ode
17.Petroleum Resources
Mrs. Dieziani Alison-Madueke
18. Defence
1.    Chief Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN
2.    Murtala Shehu Yar’Adua
19. Power
1.   Ag President Goodluck Jonathan
2.  Arc. Nuhu Somo Wya
20. Police Affairs
Alhaji Adamu Waziri
21. Science & Technology
Prof. Muhammed K. Abubakar
22. Special Duties
Navy Capt. Earnest Olubolade (Rtd)
23. Transport
Yusuf Sulaiman
24. Youth Development
Sen. Akinlabi Olasunkanmi
25. Women Affairs
Mrs. Josephine Anenih
26. Natl Planning Comm
Dr. Shamsudeen Usman
27. Natl Sports Comm
Hon. Ibrahim Isa Bio
28. Works
1.    Sen. Sanusi M. Dagash
2.    Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi
29. Lands, & Urban Devt
Hon. Nduese Essien


At first when the Ag. President dissolved the cabinet, to me he took a bold step and I thought maybe he has noticed a foul play.

 

If we can recall these set of people were sacked and as a result of which the cabinet was dissolved for one reason or the other which was best known to the Ag. President and I think if an appointed Minister/individual fails to perform he/her duties or if there is negligence. The above offence can lead to sack once such an appointment is terminated such person should not be given an opportunity hold any important position again in his/her life time, this is how is supposed to be but coming from the above list majority of them were reappointed again.

 

I was disappointed after examinaation of the list, I found out that many of them were reappointed to take another position.  Let’s come to think of it, why did he dissolve the cabinet at all initially? Or are they only qualify/educated Nigerian that can fit into the various positions?

 

No matter the amount of orientation given to them, they are still going to behave the same like manner/way or does he think it is easy for a leopard to change his sport?  This has always be the character of a Nigerian in the political arena having been trained in the West or by our colonial master, though he placed confident on them let’s see how this will work out.

My question is that, is this the best option out? let’s hear your view.

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