By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Barr. Simon Bako Lalong has come hard on his appointed commissioners and threatened to show any underperforming one the way through the door from his cabinet.
Governor Lalong give the warning to the Commissioners at the stakeholders summit organize by the Ministry of Land and Survey and that of Urban Development, held at the Crest Hostel along Old Airport Road, Jos, the Plateau State capital.
He said there was no need putting it in writing to the affect commissioners who he believes were all present at the summit.
The three days summit which was declared open by the state governor, has in attendance, the Plateau commissioners for Land and Survey, Barr. Festus Funtel and his counterpart from Urban Development, Francis Bot.
The governor who could not hide his displeasure on the non achievements of the ministries especially that of land and survey, warned strongly without mincing words that, “I will not hesitate to sack any commissioners who are not living up to the expectations of the government and the good people of Plateau State.
He stressed that funds were sunk into the various ministries by the government to ensure they perform optimally without nothing to show for it as the situation is worse off.
And further said he was using the forum as an open opportunity to issue an oral query to all the commissioners under his ‘Rescue Adminstration’ to redouble their efforts to deliver the dividends of democracy to the citizens of Plateau State.
“I need not to put this warning in writing, but I am verbally warning all the commissioners to sit tight and do the needful,” he stressed.
In his goodwill message, the Commissioner for Urban development, Francis Bot said the aim of the summit was to reappraise the success of the ministries and where they need to sit up.
“So at the end of this three-days summit, a communique will be issued which will act as a guide to us to work with.”
He however, stressed that his Excellency has thrown a challenge at their door step so what is left for them is to go back to the drawing board with the view of strengthening the area where things have hitherto gone bad.
The summit is to end on the 6th December, 2018.